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Mixed views as private schools lobby is banned by the government

28 January 2016, 19:50

Nairobi - Was the government right to ban the controversial Kenya National Association for Parents?

There have been mixed views regarding the banning of the Association by the government, with some saying it is the right move and others criticizing Education CS Fred Matiang'i.

The Standard reports that teachers in Kisumu have commended Education Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i for declaring the Kenya National Association of Parents illegal.

The CS wrote to KNAP Secretary General Musau Ndunda stating that his association's constitution and by-laws are not in sync with the Basic Education Act.

In the report, Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers KUPPET Kisumu branch Chairman Mr Zablon Awange said that if not checked, Ndunda's outfit will be ‘another Eurobond’ in the country.

"It is ridiculous that Board of Managements BOM cannot be formed in schools until Ndunda is paid," he is quoted as saying.

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On the other hand, KNAP bosses have stated that they will appeal the decision and seek legal redress if necessary, Capital News reports.

Ndunda told Capital News that legal action is among the options they are considering but declined to speak further on the matter. “We are still consulting our lawyers.”

Matiang’i on Monday instructed his Basic Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang to ensure no monies are remitted to the Association going forward.

The report by Capital News states that if indeed found on the wrong side of the law, the association will consider changing its structures and adhering to the regulations.

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