Government given ultimatum to release schools funds
03 September 2013, 18:47
Nakuru - The Secretary General of the Kenya National Association of Parents (KNAP) Musau Ndunda has issued the government with one week ultimatum to give funds to primary schools and secondary in the country.
Ndunda said that, the Jubilee government did not pay school fees for pupils and students in the second term this year.
“This is very shock to see the government did not pay for leaning last term and that’s why we have given them until Friday the money to be given to schools for this term,” he said.
While speaking on Tuesday in Nakuru during teachers stakeholders meeting, Ndunda said that some schools in the country were running without the money despite the government promise to fund them.
The Secretary general of KNAP he said that if the government fails to give the funds to school on time he will mobilize all the head for of public school in the country to stage a demonstration.
He further said that the government had misplaced priorities on the issuance of laptops to primary schools saying the project should come later after schools are given the funds.
“The Laptop project is a noble idea but that can wait until schools are given adequate funds to run the learning institution,” he said.
The KNAP chairman noted that the government has been playing games over the funding of the school saying it is high time the matter is addressed once and for all.
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