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Relief as Government Intervenes Over School Reopening Crisis

The government has indicated that it has put in place steps to deal with the developing situation ahead of the reopening of schools, via the Ministry of Education.

Prof. George Magoha, the Education Cabinet Secretary, has promised school leaders that when students return to class next Monday, there will be no cash shortage.

Magoha promised MPs that the government would send cash to schools before classes resumed on Thursday, October 7.

He stated that they are working nonstop to ensure that Ksh17 billion is in public school accounts by Tuesday, October 12.

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“Next Tuesday is the first day of school. Let me promise you that the requisite Ksh17 billion would be accessible before then," the CS said.

Magoha also cautioned school administrators against sending pupils go due to financial difficulties.

"No youngster should be subjected to an additional charge or be sent home." Please notify us if you come across any such occurrences. "I'm confident that the Teachers Service Commission will act," Magoha said.

He did, however, encourage parents who are able to pay their children's school fees to do so, since school fees serve a critical part in the funding of school development programs.

Notably, the CS stated unequivocally that his ministry has performed admirably in the past and told parliamentarians that this will not be a difficult assignment to complete.

The cabinet secretary stated, "The government has made regular interventions through funding under the Free Day Secondary Education capitation to enable schools to maintain, enhance, and expand their facilities."

On Tuesday, October 5, school administrators expressed their concern that school operations might be terminated due to a lack of funding.

They asked the government to disburse funding ahead of schedule so that school operations could continue without interruption.

Students at a Kenyan high school assembly.

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