Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 
PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24 Kenya. The stories here come from users.

 
 
Latest Badges:

 
View all Roggers Momata's badges.
 

Parents: Hasten Form One selection

29 January 2013, 13:01 Roggers Momata

Following the release of Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) results, parents and private schools representatives are now urging the Ministry of Education to consider hastening the Form one selection process.

This is due to the fact that the country is busy preparing for the anticipated General elections set to take place a couple of weeks from now.

Concerns have been raised citing that should the process be delayed, all those joining Form One would fall behind the scheduled academic calendar.

On top of that, the Kenya National Parents and Teachers Association (KNPTA) together with the Kenya National Parents Association (KNPA) have urged the Government to shoulder the additional costs that would arise if the students report late to school.

While addressing the press, KNPA national chairman Musau Ndunda said parents will not pay full first term fees if at all learning will not take place for a considerable period of time.

“We are asking the Minister of Education Hon. Mutula Kilonzo to shield parents from schools that will ask for full first-term fees. How do you, for instance, pay KES 30 000 when your child will be in school for less than a month? This will be robbery to Kenyan parents,” said Ndunda.

Should the anticipated general elections lead to a run-off, it probably means that those joining form one would spend less than a month in school.

“We want the Education Minister to come and clearly explain the fee structures of those joining Form one. It is clear that these children will not be in school long enough. The more they delay the less fees parents should pay,” he added

KNPTA Chairman Nathan Barasa also urged the government to be considerate enough to parents across the country who will also be preparing for second term.

“It is just logic. We can’t pay full Form one fees if children would only spend a few weeks in school. Where will the rest of the money go?”  he questioned.

Both officials never failed to cite the two days that were lost as a result of party nominations and cited the one week period set aside for nationwide general elections.

It clearly emerges that this year’s academic calendar will be greatly disrupted over the political activities set to take place and will worsen should the country head to a run-off depending on the elections outcome.

Education Minister Mutula Kilonzo issued a statement earlier this month to newsrooms stating that schools across the country would be expected to close on February 28th ahead of the March 4th general elections.

 
Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
NEXT ON NEWS24 KENYAX

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
William Korir
TNA boss Sakaja fully supports se...

The National Alliance TNA's Johnstone Sakaja says that the highly debated security bill is good for the country and must be supported. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
Police release names of 2 key Al ...

Police have released the names of two Kenyan suspects it claims have been helping the Al Shabaab terror group set up camp in the country. Read more...

Submitted by
Eugene Odanga
Machakos to host new year's eve e...

Machakos will host a new year's eve event that is set to be the biggest thing in the country. Read more...

Submitted by
Eugene Odanga
'Giniwasekao' the song is here

Giniwasekao the song is finally here.  Read more...

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
Is dating a married man better th...

Dating a married man is better than starting out with a single one. Yes? No? Read more...

Submitted by
Eugene Odanga
Gospel star gets married

Gospel star Gerriey Wainaina has gotten married. Read more...