The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary for Nandi South Branch Stephen Misoi has asked the Ministry of Education through the education CS Professor George Magoha to ensure the Ministry has released money to Secondary schools.
Misoi cited that schools need funds and resources for the smooth running thus urged the education CS to ensure the funds are released immediately to avoid disruption of learning by sending students home to collect fees.
“Telling the principals not to sent the students home to collect fees would be very difficult for the schools to run.” Misoi revealed.
Misoi noted that currently there is no money in schools and the principals are going through the hell of time in trying to find what to use in providing the needs of the students therefore the Ministry of Education should move with speed to tackle the challenges.
“The government must consider that and also give a way in which the schools can get the funds so that learning is not interrupted otherwise there will be no shortcut apart from children going to collect fees from home.” He noted.
The unionist revealed that KNUT Nandi County Branch visited various schools in the region and found out that there are actually challenges facing the running of the schools currently.
Misoi also called on the Ministry to ensure they release the activity fee because the activities are very essential and there are students talented in co- curricular activities and their livelihoods will depend on what they will do in these activities thus the government should release funds to facilitate them and enable participants showcase their talents well.