Public Schools Likely to Dismiss Operations from Next Week
Public Schools Likely to Dismiss Operations from Next Week. The government’s failure to release free education capitation could result in a complete halt to instruction in public schools in the coming weeks.
The National Parents Association (NPA) issued a warning that certain schools were barely able to function as the financial crisis grew worse.
Sports activities, which are set to start in two weeks, are in danger, and schools have issued a warning that postponing them would result in dissatisfaction among students.
This happened because, despite the fact that the Ministry of Education’s request for new student registration data was previously published online, heads of schools perceived it as a threat.
The NPA’s secretary general, Eskimos Kobia, warned that there were concerns that school activities would be suspended in the next days if the capitation funds were not provided.
He said that the government had only issued half of the cash for the first term and that there was still no money for the second term for the public schools.
According to the law, schools are supposed to get 50% of the entire funding in the first term, 30% in the second, and the remaining funds in the third, but he said that this hasn’t happened.
Speaking on Friday in Naivasha, Kobia asserted that the association’s inquiries had revealed that parents were now shouldering the obligations of the government.
In order to pay employees and address other learning requirements, some head teachers allegedly send kids home to collect unpaid fees.
The junior secondary schools were most adversely affected, he continued, because they lacked adequate resources and staff.
Kobia projected that in the next days, learning will come to a standstill in several junior secondary schools due to a shortage of resources, personnel, and teaching aids.
Kobia called the most recent request for student information a stalling tactic because this information was already in the National Education Management Information System (NEMIS).
The government’s fiscal year was about to end, and many school administrators confessed that things were not going well.
They warned that if the money isn’t provided, the scheduled sporting activities will be canceled, which will cause havoc.
A teacher who preferred to remain anonymous stated, “Sports have been used to manage the students, and without funds this will mean cancellation and the government should be ready for consequences.”