Parents Will Live To Remember CS Magoha Following Today’s Announcement
The Ministry of Education Cabinet Secretary professor George Magoha has been on the fire front in support of parents who cannot meet education requirements for their sons and daughters.
CS Magoha has once again instructed school heads to refrain from turning away students with fee balances even as schools reopen on Tuesday.
According to CS Magoha, the government has disbursed capitation funds to primary and secondary schools adding that the funds will be in schools by the end of the week.
Speaking to the press during the groundbreaking ceremony for Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) classrooms at Kereri Girls on the outskirts of Kisii town, the CS noted that the capitation funds are valuable and school managers should be able to utilise the funds effectively.
“Day schools are 75% of the schools and everything has been paid. There is no way the government can increase the capitation money at this stage in life when we are already giving 25.9% of the budget to the children,” he said.
CS acknowledged the rising cost of living. However, He encouraged parents to take their children back to school and pay as much fees as they can.
The CS noted the government has imported maize to cushion schools against the increased cost of maize and told politicians to avoid politicising the matter.
He complemented the teachers for ensuring that learning was not disrupted during the Covid-19 period and encouraged them to continue supporting the children’s learning.
Prof Magoha pointed out that the upcoming General Election should not be a catalyst for causing instability in schools because the school calendar was greatly affected by Covid-19.
He added that the next government has a duty to ensure children have classrooms to continue learning, and therefore, they are expected to continue building more classrooms.
The CS noted that CBC is an immediate deliverable to the child by the Ministry of Education because they are anticipating a double intake in January and as such, they have to ensure the physical structures are put in place.
The CS pointed out that there has been land encroachment in schools, especially within Kisii County and the Ministry of Lands had begun recalling the titles and issuing new ones to ensure that every school has its own title deed.