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Sossion defends schools that have increased fees

19 February 2014, 08:15 Ken Wekesa

Mombasa - Knut secretary general Wilson Sossion has defended schools that increased fees and faulted the government for its failure to allocate enough funds the schools to manage the high number of students in the institutions.

Speaking to the press in Mombasa Sossion has urged the commission that will be constituted by Education Cabinet Secretary to investigate the increment and come up with the recommendation that will solve the looming problem.

“Quality education is not delivered for free we want Kenyans to go slow on the issues. Some of the schools are hiring up to 30 teachers due to lack of enough teachers,” said Sossion

He said if the government hires enough teachers then the cost of school fees will reduce and they will provide factual document to the committee to show that the increment is justified.

 Knut has given the national government an ultimatum of one month to produce laptops to standard one pupil’s or use the 24 billion allocate on the project to pay teachers.

Sossion said the promise the government made has left the kids in a state of confusion because of the way the matter is handled, and there is need to speed up the process and deliver the laptop if the government is serious with its project.

“We want the items to be delivered in time the conflicts and debate of which company won th e tenders should not a rise if they cannot do that they should divert that money to pay and hire more teachers,” said Sossion.

He was reacting to demands by the parliamentary select committee on education to the government to postpone the laptop projecting claiming that the tendering process was marred with errors after the tender was alleged to have been given to a company cannot produce these services.

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