Ministry of Education to criminalize tuition for children during holidays and weekends
Written by Isura Christoper
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Minister for Education Mutula Kilonzo has revealed that he is going to criminalize tuition for children during holidays and weekends saying that teachers are turning the tuition of children to business saying, “Let children be children.”
Mutula who was speaking during the official launch and panel discussion on education for all by 2015, said that he is going to abolish tuitions and extra classes over the weekend for children stating that during public holidays and weekend’s children will be playing games, debating and visiting close family relatives.
On the controversial issue regarding mini-skirts, the minister stated that he is advocating for smart, modern and descent uniforms contrary to the miniskirts he had been alleged to be advocating for saying that he is going to support children as provided for in Article 53(2) of the Constitution where it clearly states that child best interest are of paramount importance.
“I would like to urge Kenyans to wake up and smell the coffee.”
On early childhood Education, Mutula has instructed the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to recruit ECD teachers since parents have been taking the responsibility of paying the ECD teachers and it was time for the government to take up the responsibility.
On Kenya National Union of Teachers together with their counterparts KUPPET who have issued a strike notice scheduled for September, Mutula has asked the leaders to wait for the passage of the TSC Bill that is pending and also to discuss with him. Mutula has also issued a warning to teachers that teachers will not be allowed to go on strike during examination period as provided by in the bill.
The minister also called upon the intervention of the President on the free day secondary school funds that has not yet been disbursed to school to date.