Kenya Private Schools Association chairperson has revealed that some teachers dube parents into buying books for commercial purposes rather than the intended purpose.
The issues of school fees and textbooks are largely affecting parents amidst the harsh economic times.
In the recent past, parents had raised concerns about the high cost of CBC textbooks which they said was exorbitant to an extent that some parents could not afford.
Currently, more revelations about parents’ uproar have been revealed. The KPSA chairperson, Mutheu Kasanga has disclosed that some teachers collude with the publishers so that parents can buy specific books for commercial purposes. This is a setback to parents and CBC.
KEPSA has expressed concerns that some private schools are using CBC to freeze parents and guardians.
Several schools have closed and all the other remaining schools shall close tomorrow as per the Ministry of Education calendar for the first term 2021 academic year.
According to the KPSA chairperson, it has been noted that private schools have made extreme and wild interpretations of what the new Curriculum requires as they demand a long list of books and stationery. Learners are expected to report back to school with the specified books and stationery at the start of every term.
Parents are worried about where they are going to get money from within one week the students are going to be on holiday to meet all the expenses for the purchase of books and school fees.