CS Magoha Sends Crucial Warning to Principals Concerning Payment of Contractors
The government had set aside eight (8) billion shillings to fund the project for construction of two CBC classrooms in public secondary schools to accommodate junior secondary come 2023 and already five point (5.6) billion has been released for phase one.
Professor George Magoha has sent a crucial warning to school principals who will not pay contractors after completing the work saying that they risk losing their jobs as the government have already deposited the money for construction to the respective schools accounts.
He further added that no Cartels should frustrate the payment process. Any contractor who will be asked to give out money in order to be paid should report the matter to his office for immediate action to be taken.
On Saturday Professor Magoha announced that private primary schools are free to begin junior secondary section within the facility.
While speaking Magoha said the government will accept any proposals presented by private schools to the ministry who are seeking for approval so that they can start junior secondary schools. He however added that in order for the proposals to be approved the owners must meet two conditions.
Condition one they must prove that they have enough space and two they must prove that they could get teachers who are trained under Competency-Based Curriculum.
He added that the owners must have finances to construct two classrooms within one month time for hosting junior secondary for them to apply.
However, full cost for construction of CBC classes will be met by the owners. Additionally, those who have extra classrooms can fix them instead of constructing new ones to accommodate the CBC junior secondary.
The CS was speaking during an inspection of CBC classrooms that are being constructed at St Marys Girls High School.