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Magoha cautions schools against sending pupils home over school fees

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Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha has cautioned schools against sending children home for lack of schools because times are tough for parents.

Magoha who was speaking at the Olympics Primary School in Kibera Constituency stated that the caution applies to both public and private schools.

“May i once again plead with our principles and head teachers to ensure that no child is sent home on account of school fees for both private and secondary schools,” said Magoha.

Magoha has also clarified that all pupils and students will resume the curriculum from where they left regardless of the e- learning initiatives some schools had started.

“For the private schools where some people have tried to equate reopening with those who had online classes, we want to make it very clear that those children will start from where they left, so even if you send a s child home because the child did not engage in online classes, we will come for you. The fact that you are in private will not protect you,” said Magoha.

The CS has also pupils and students who got pregnant during the closure of schools to go back adding that their needs will be catered for.

“For those children who may be pregnant, as we deal with the criminals, may i assure them that they have nothing to fear, they should come back to school, teachers will be very empathetic giving them all the assistance and when the time comes they should be given the opportunity to go and give birth and thereafter continue with life,” said Magoha.

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