Primary And Secondary Schools Likely To Close Early. Due to the government’s refusal to release free education capitation, learning in public schools may come to a complete halt in the upcoming weeks.
The National Parents Association warned that as the financial crisis grew worse, some schools were hardly able to function.Sports events, which are scheduled to begin in two weeks, are in jeopardy, and schools have warned that canceling them could cause student unrest.
This occurred as heads of schools interpreted the Ministry of Education requirement to furnish new student enrollment data as a threat even though the data was previously available online.
Eskimos Kobia, the secretary general of the NPA, stated that if the capitation monies were not given, there were worries that school activities would be suspended in the upcoming days.
According to him, the government only leased 50% of the funds for the first term, and the public schools have yet to receive any money for the second term.
According to the law, schools should receive 50% of the total money in the first term, 30% in the second term, and the remaining monies in the third term, but this hasn’t happened, the official claimed.
Speaking on Friday in Naivasha, Kobia claimed that the association’s investigations had shown that parents were now taking on the government’s responsibilities.“Some head teachers are sending students home to collect fee balances so that workers can be paid and other learning needs can be resolved,” he claimed.
He continued by saying that junior secondary schools were most negatively impacted since they lacked sufficient resources and teachers.
Primary And Secondary Schools Likely To Close Early
Due to a lack of funding, staff, and instructional materials, Kobia predicted that some junior secondary schools will experience a halt in learning in the upcoming days.Since this information was already in the National Education Management Information System (NEMIS), Kobia described the recent request for student information as a stalling tactic.
Many school administrators acknowledged that things were not going well and noted that the government’s fiscal year was about to finish.They issued a warning that failure to provide the funds will result in the planned sporting events being canceled, which would create mayhem.
“Sports have been used to manage the students, and without funds this will mean cancellation and the government should be ready for consequences,” said a teacher who wished to remain anonymous.