KUPPET wants boarding schools abolished under CBC.
Misori, chairman KUPPET wants boarding schools abolished under the competence based curriculum.
Misori stated that boarding institutions were not the pathway to improving the quality of education but are only used to advance individual financial interests.
Misori said,”Education is a public good and should not be subjected to commercialization interests where we pay a lot of premiums on what is not adding any value to education like boarding.”
“We take very young children to our local schools yet the adults are given a lot of comfort. Education should be given the same standards,” he added.
Misori further stated that the government should fund day schools inorder to increase the quality of education therein.
He added that inadequate funding in day schools has made parents skeptical on schooling their kids there.
Misori said,”The fear that lack of finance when dealing with CBC should be thing of the past in the new dispensation. Day schools must be given sufficient funding to run.”
However, early this year, the outgoing Education cabinet secretary dismissed the demand of abolishing day school.
Magoha said,”Why would one imagine that we want to dismantle boarding schools, it doesn’t make sense. Mine is to see we have to remain firm. With those few schools where students have defeated their parents at home and they are bringing that rowdy attitude in schools we should be able to deal with them.”
“Perhaps rather than abolishing boarding schools, we should get approved boarding schools which will deal with these kinds of activities firmly,” he added.
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