Standardized School Uniform Prices, Legislators Demand
Standardized School Uniform Prices, Legislators Demand. The school uniforms has been a nightmare for quite a number of parents. Since the prices vary from school to school and with the alarming high cost of living some are not able to afford them.
Kenyan legislators are pushing for more regulation, uniform pricing for goods and services across counties, and uniformity of regulations.
They suggest that assigning distinct colors to each county can make it easier for individuals to understand costs and prevent them from being mislead.
The proposals come from the Githunguri constituency’s Hon. Gathoni Wamuchomba.
She requests that every county embrace the policy of guaranteeing that they create certain colors with stand prices from the ministry of education.
This policy’s objective is to maintain fair and open pricing practices across all geographies.
The economy, businesses, and consumers should all gain from the program in various ways.
Pricing would be simpler to comprehend, and businesses would gain from more openness and competitiveness.
Also, it might result in more efficient markets and cheaper transactions.
Also, this rule may shield customers against unfair, false, or deceptive pricing practices.
Also, it might ensure that all companies, regardless of size, must adhere to the same pricing rules.
Overall, Kenya’s customers, businesses, and economy may gain from the standardization of prices with distinct colors for each county.
Schools are cautioned against letting parents choose their own uniform vendors.
The government issued a strong warning to schools early this year, forcing parents to purchase uniforms from particular stores or suppliers following the release of the 2022 KCPE results.
The general manager of the Authority claimed that schools had stated in admission letters that parents should buy school supplies and other marchandises from reputable stores.
While parents are free to purchase uniforms from their favorite retailers, the director general has warned school heads and administrators to refrain from the criticized behavior.
As long as the school uniform purchased complies with the color, tint, thread count, and design requirements set forth by the different schools, the CAK DG stated that parents should be allowed to purchase it from their favorite shops or outlets.
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