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Parents demand refund for third term fees

24 September 2015, 10:33 Geoffrey Kimagut

Nakuru - The Kenya National Association of Parents has opposed calls to have fees paid by parents at the beginning of the term transferred to next term but instead asked for refunds.

Association Secretary General, Musau Ndunda said asked Education Cabinet Secretary, Prof Jacob Kaimenyi to send circulars to that effect to all head of schools.

He was speaking in Narok town after he met the association's County officials.

Ndunda was accompanied by the association National Chair, Gerald Nyaga and Narok County association chair, Joseph Pareiyo.

Ndunda said they will demand all the money for the time the schools remain closed.

“We are asking Kaimenyi to immediately direct head teachers to refund the money to the parents because it will not be utilized. We shall not accept the money be carried over to the next term,” said Ndunda.

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Ndunda called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to convene a meeting between the government, teachers' unions and other stakeholders to explore ways of addressing the stalemate in the education sector.

“The hard line position that has been taken by both the government and the teachers' union is negatively affecting the lives of our children. We want President Uhuru to convene a meeting for all the stakeholders to dialogue,” he said.

He said parents invest a lot in the education of their children and would thus need a lasting solution to the recurrent teachers strike.

The parents’ boss revealed that they will be pushing for the improvement of the terms of services for over 80 000 teachers who are currently working under the Board of Management (BOM).

“We are optimistic that the teachers employed by the TSC will have better terms of services and as parents we shall be rooting for improved terms of services for those teachers working under the BOM terms,” said Ndunda.

He stated that should the teachers be awarded the salary increase, parents will require them to sign performance contracts.

“It is unfortunate that the national mean score in our schools stands at 180 marks. Performance contracts will ensure that teachers work harder at their stations,” he said.

At the same time, Ndunda called on the TSC to balance teachers in schools stating that most schools in rural areas are understaffed yet those in urban areas are overstaffed.

Pareiyo asked the government to immediately release the free primary education funds so that other school workers can be paid.

“Schools have subordinate staffs who are working even if the students are not in schools and they should be paid their wages,” said Pareiyo.

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