Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha today visited Coast Institute of Technology in Voi, Taita Taveta County, to discuss preparations ahead of TVET reopening with Principals.
After the government made a decision to close down schools, this brought uncertainty amongst the parents and students who had paid schools fees for the whole year.
In what happens to be sign of relief to the parents and sponsors of children the Ministry of Education cabinet secretary urged schools to refund every student the school fees which had been paid for both the Second term and third term.
The Cabinet secretary gave another alternative to the learning institutions, that if they will not be able to refund the school fees that had been paid they can arrive at an agreement with the school management on how the money shall be compansated.
On the 7th July the Education cabinet secretary George Magoha announcement that all primary school and secondary school students will have to wait for the next year so as to proceed with learning.
“The number of teachers required will increase because secondary schools will have a challenge of having enough teachers, especially for optional subjects, to meet the demand of split classes. In Form One, the compulsory subjects are 11, which will necessitate employment of more teachers to handle the Form One double intake cohorts,” said the Education cabinet secretary George Magoha asserted.
Magoha stated that it will not be practically possible for both the KCPE and KCSE candidates to seat for their exams this year as this will lead to an overload to the secondary schools that are already overwhelmed by the number of students and scanty resources.
The tertiary institutions of learning such as colleges and universities are expected to reopen any time once they have complied to the government’s guidelines and protocols on the safety of the health and safety of students and tutors.