The issue of abolition of boarding primary schools in the country was raised by the Permanent Secretary for Basic Education Dr. Belio Kipsang on 6th December 2023. According to Belio Kipsang, abolition of boarding primary schools was to help in reducing the cost of primary education. PS for Basic Education Belio Kipsang also had domiciled grade 6 to 9 to be in primary school.
Photo: Courtesy (Collage of PS for Basic Education Dr. Belio Kipsang)
While speaking at KICD in Nairobi today where the placement exercise for form one into various secondary school was going on, the Cabinet Secretary for Education Hon. Ezekiel Machogu said that the government is not planning to abolish the boarding system in primary schools as had been said earlier.
Photo: Courtesy (Image from the scene, CS Machogu addressing press in Nairobi)
CS Machogu said that they are more focused on how to ensure smooth 100 percent transition in all schools in the country. The remarks by CS Ezekiel Machogu may mean good news for the parents if the abolition of boarding system in primary schools is omitted. Boarding schools are very important to learners who face child abuse at home. In addition, they help pupils to be safe from toxic families.
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