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"Parents Should Be Allowed To Take Miraa To Pay School Fees" Clergymen Urge Government

The clergymen from the National Independent Church of Africa (NICA) have decried the Ministry of Education to consider interventions that would ensure leniency to parents during the current tough economic times. Bishop Kalunyu called for a reduction in the school fees and other innovative ways by schools to help parents pay fees either through offering services in school farms or delivering farm produce like Miraa (Khat) in place of cash ahead of yet another term in the re-organized school program.

Archdeacon, Jacob Kubai noted that many residents in the area are suffering since the Miraa market has not been doing very well in the area. He challenged the government to consider reducing school fees and other essential commodities such as fuel in order to ease the burden on Kenyans. They also said that learners who cannot afford to buy and have school uniform should also be allowed in school as parents across the country are experiencing tough times.

The clergymen said that they wonder why the government should not reduce the schools fees and yet the school terms have reduced from 14 weeks to just 10 weeks.

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Jacob Kubai Kalunyu Miraa NICA National Independent Church of Africa

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