Parents and learners from across the country have a reason to smile following Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha's new directive to school administrators. This is after he warned high school principals against sending students home because of their inability to clear school fees balances and other levies. The tough-talking CS took issue with school heads, especially from government day schools, who have made it a habit of sending students away over levies such as lunch money, directing county directors of education to take immediate action against them.
"You should never be sympathetic or diplomatic with such administrators. Send them where they belong for mistreating learners from humble backgrounds," he said.
Speaking at Kapsabet High School in Nandi, Magoha said the National Treasury had already released Kshs. 16.8 billion for capitation to both primary and secondary schools across the country. He went on to add that the funds, Shs 2.1 billion for primary schools and Shs 14.7 billion for secondary, were enough to keep learners in their respective learning institutions for the remaining couple of weeks hence no need of sending them home.
The CS also spoke about the KCPE and KCSE preparedness, warning school heads against accepting examination success cards branded with images and portraits of politicians.
"Destroy any success card bearing such pictures because our children belong to God, not political parties or individuals," he added.
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