MoE Message to School Heads and Principals
MoE Message to School Heads and Principals. The Education Ministry has issued a warning to school administrators who often insist that parents purchase school uniforms from a list of carefully chosen retailers. Other sellers force parents to buy the uniforms from them and end up asking high costs because they sell them in institutions.
Parents who have been suffering for a while can now breathe a sense of relief thanks to this move by the education ministry. The school administrators have abused parents by charging them exorbitant charges for school uniforms.
The issue of promoting particular vendors to parents so they can purchase uniforms is illegal, the education ministry has made it abundantly apparent. The ministry issues a warning to the school administrators and states that any more business of this sort will result in legal action.
Belio Kipsang, the principal secretary for education, wrote a letter to all school administrators. The PS stated in the letter that parents are allowed to shop at any uniform shop of their choosing without fear. He added that parents are free to buy anything they want from any shop of their choosing.
The 2015 Basic Education Regulation and the Basic Education Act
The PS went on to reference the 2015 Basic Education Regulation and the Basic Education Act. No school or institution may demand that those who offer school supplies or other items employ a specific source, according to the law. The ministry is thinking about compiling a list of noncompliant schools in order to take the proper legal action.
Parents have often complained about gluttonous principals who made them buy their children’s outfits from particular retailers. Most often, these business owners have ties to the administration of the school, which allows for parent exploitation.
In reference to the rates on the job market right now, parents complained that the uniforms were overpriced. This type of crackdown on uniform moguls is a definite sign that there is hope for the struggling parents.
Kenyan legislator Githunguri Gathoni Wamuchomba has introduced a resolution that, if passed, would force pupils from a particular county to wear uniforms that are identical in terms of quality, color, cost, and consistency.
Currently, parents are free to purchase school uniforms from wherever they like as long as they meet the institution’s specifications for material, color, quality, and fit.