Kuppet wants free secondary education money released
12 September 2014, 20:59
Kwale - The Kenya Union of Post Primary School Teachers in Kwale County has asked
the national government to release free secondary school education funds to the
According to KUPPET executive secretary in Kwale County Mackenzie Tuki, the
money has not yet reached schools accounts although the ministry of education
had assured them that it was released few days ago.
Addressing the media in Kwale yesterday, Tuki said secondary school heads in
the area are forced to send students home since they cannot sustain them. He
said the situation is worsening and worrying if the national government does
not urgently send cash meant for Kwale county secondary schools.
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Tuki wondered why the ministry of education had announced release of the
funds to counties and yet there is not even a single shilling in Kwale county
secondary schools accounts.
“I have been to Msambweni,LungaLunga, Kinango and Matuga where head teachers
are having a lot of problems to sustain students in schools because there is no
money,” he added.
Tuki said the issue has forced school heads to send back students so that
they can collect money from their parents since the situation is worsening
“I have had some principals opting to resign just because they cannot manage
the school if there is no money. It is a really big problem because contractors
are on school heads’ neck demanding payment ad yet there is no cash to pay
them,” added Tuki.
He said the national government should show its interest in arresting the
situation urgently by sending money meant for Kwale county secondary schools.
He observed that if the situation is not arrested immediately, end of year
examination results will be poorly performed.
“We are just wondering why the government announced disbursement of the free
secondary education funds to counties and yet in Kwale we have not received
any. Is it that Kwale is being sidelined? We still lack answers,” said Tuki.
He said the third term is very short warning those who might be sitting on
the cash for his own reason should release them to avoid bad performance among
schools in the region.“Teachers in secondary schools are in a very desperate
position and we are worried the situation will affect ducation performance.
We want Kwale money to be remitted,” he added.
Parents claimed that teachers in schools area to only sending their children
home even those with very minimal debts.
“My daughter was sent home even before getting into the school compound and
she is a form four. School heads are becoming inhuman because what they are doing
is not good. Education performance will be highly affected, we need something
to be done,” said Wanda Masua a parent.
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