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KEPSHA: school funding should be increased

05 August 2014, 19:54

Nairobi - The chairman of Kenya primary school heads association Joseph karuga has faulted the government on the resent delay of funds allocated to fund the free primary education and called upon the government to increase the funds.

Speaking to the press at the primary schools heads conference at sheikh Zayed Karuga said the delay in coursing a big challenge in the management of the schools and the quality of education

“The quality of education can only be achieved if the funding can be release on time and frequently  the government allocates KES 8000 per annum per child that money is eroded by the 16% Vat added introduced  on learning materials” said Karuga.

Kepsha express its gratitude in the recent efforts made by the TSC to employ 10,000 teachers to address the current shortage of 90,000 teacher’s country wide but expressed their worry that the number will not solve the current shortage.

Karuga said the heads association will discuss with the TSC on the methodology they intend to use to rehire retired teachers counter the teachers shortage.

“We appreciate the effort made the gap is still there that needs to be filled to achieve the quality of education which is also achieve by the level of contact between the teacher and the student” said Karuga

Kepsha also said they will continue to supporting the recent ban by the ministry of education to commercialize tuition programs in schools.

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