Principals will have no choice but to increase the fees- KNUT announces.
Speaking at an interview, Kenya national union of Teachers, Deputy secretary general Hesbon Otieno, stated that school will have no othee option but to increase fees for smooth learning.
He pointed fingers at the Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu of making false promises to parents and school principals that the government has disbursed funds to schools country wide.
He highlighted that this has caused a struggle in schools because parents believe that school principals are out to embezzle funds that they have been given by the government.
He stated,”When the government is saying that they have disbursed funds to schools, the parents believe the government more than they believe the school principals.
“When the Education CS says that the government has disbursed the capitation, parents think the principals are lying yet they cannot buy necessities like books and food for the schools,” he added.
He further reprimanded the education cabinet secretary by stating that he is playing politics at the expense of parents who trust him as the education CS and school heads who want the schools to run efficiently.
Mr. Otieno stated,”This is just politics to show that the government is working. The principals will have no choice but to increase the fees. For the school to run efficiently, there is no other way to get these funds. The only other option is to go back to the parents and tell them the truth. The principals have to go and find that money from the parents.”
“The CS should not say that the principals are forcing parents to give money, parents have to understand that education must continue. It is not a threat, it is the reality of things,” he added.