MPs Voice their Concern over the Treatment of Special Schools
MPs Voice their Concern over the Treatment of Special Schools. Concerns regarding the alleged mistreatment of special education institutions have been voiced by senators. The Ministry of Education has come under fire from the Senate Committee on Education for what they believe to be discriminatory treatment of students, learners, and staff that interact with disabled individuals.
The committee drew attention to the fact that the ministry has not examined capitation fees for Special Schools, which serve thousands of students nationwide, since 2018. In addition, the committee rejected a Ministry plan to tax parents of special needs children. The committee felt that parents shouldn’t have to bear any additional expenses in order to raise capitation.
At Senator Joe Nyùtù of Murang’a’s request, conversations with senior government officials revealed the difficulties these organizations faced. The committee chair criticized the unfair treatment of schools, which get a sizable amount of the annual budget for the government.
In his remarks at the Lake Naivasha Resort gathering, Senator Nyùtù criticized the poor caregiver-to-student ratio. A senator-elect named Peris Tobiko noted that a ministry proposal from 2018 to modify capitation monies for schools never reached the Cabinet for approval.
Despite collecting more than Sh650 billion, Laikipia Senator John Knyua slammed the Ministry for the recent rise in financial issues. Abdi Moulia Abdi, the deputy director of special needs education, confirmed that capitation money had not yet reached the institutions but claimed that the problem had been fixed.