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Further changes the government has made on the plan to stop primary boarding schools

Dr.Belio stating about the matter of abolishing primary boarding schools.

On December 7 Basic Education Principal, Dr.Belio Kipsang' had made revelation to stop all primary boarding schools from carrying out their boarding school activities. Declaring that the system the government is going to use in Junior secondary schools it will entail day schooling program. He also noted that in arid and semi-arid areas they will not be effected since this will enable parents in those areas to look for a source of livelihood and pasture for the cattle. He also noted that this will keep a strong bond between parents and their children. “We want to ensure that children are in class when their parents go out to look for the pastures. We encourage Junior secondary schools to be an environment that allows children to be close and bond with their parents." He said. He added that the existing boarding facilities the state will communicate with the communities and agree the way forward.

According to Kipsang' he said that the fee for county schools will range between Sh 45,000 and sh 53,000 annually starting next year. Kenya National Union of Teachers secretary general, Collins Oyuu added that parents were struggling to pay fees for their children to stay in boarding schools. “The idea being propelled in the education sector is to make education affordable. Boarding schools are expensive," Collins stated. Julius Melly chairman of Parliamentary committee on Education also stated that, “Many parents wish their children to be in boarding schools. Many of us don't know our children. Let all schools be day schools."

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