Tu­ition still goes on and kids work too hard, de­spite ban

The Star (Kenya) - - News -

Many schools are still con­duct­ing tu­ition and over­charg­ing par­ents, de­spite it be­ing banned by the min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion. Ev­ery morn­ing, it is com­mon for one to see chil­dren in civil­ian at­tire go­ing to school, in­clud­ing those in in lower classes and even baby class. The gov­ern­ment is­sued a school cal­en­dar that should be fol­lowed to the let­ter to en­sure all that chil­dren rest and play. But many schools, espe­cially pri­vate ones, have ig­nored this cir­cu­lar. This busi­ness must be put to an end. On Monday, Teach­ers at St Anne’s’ Ahero Pri­mary School were ar­rested and the stu­dents were sent home by Ed­u­ca­tion PS Be­lio Kip­sang’. We should see more of this en­force­ment. The school was host­ing chil­dren from dif­fer­ent schools, both in pri­mary and sec­ondary level. Par­ents also have re­spon­si­bil­ity in this. They should not al­low their chil­dren to go for tu­ition classes. There is no need to over work them.

RHODA OKUMU Kisumu

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