Banning all tuition on holiday is unfair, options needed
The government appears hell-bent on effecting the ban on holiday tuition, including at private residences. Although it is true children need time to rest and play, this can still be done in schools. There is no reason the same shouldn’t continue during holidays, as long as it is the wish of the parents/guardians and the learners themselves. The problem however is that administrators banning tuition and the presence of children in learning institutions have not given viable alternatives. These institutions are more often than not the only places with playgrounds for the children to interact and play. This is especially true in slums and rural areas. The question is, what are the alternatives offered by those sending police officers and education officers to harass, intimidate and arrest people going about the business of keeping our kids meaningfully engaged during this long holiday?
JOB MOMANYI Via email