President William Ruto has fired warning shots to education officials extorting money from parents when the government has done its responsibility.
Speaking on Sunday from Busia County, the Head of State noted that the he is aware that some education officials are asking school fees from parents yet the government has already paid for it.
He continued by revealing the government bursaries to a tune of Ksh 10 billion and Ksh 60 billion in capitation to all learning institutons.
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“Hear this from me because these people will stop this ill behaviour because the government has disbursed the money…I want to tell those managers in the education sector not to take advantage of parents on false accounts of the government having released no money.
We have released Ksh.62 billion to our primary and secondary schools, Universities, TVET institutions, including Ksh.10 billion in bursaries to our MPs so that even children from vulnerable families can go to school.” said President William Ruto
According to the President, they have already employed 56,000 new teachers, 2,000 of whom will be deployed to TVETs.
“We have employed new 56,000 teachers to teach our children. This week 2,000 teachers will be employed into TVETs because we know the importance of education and we want every child to be educated to create equality,” he said
Even though learning is free in primary school, parents are offered subsidy to parents whose students are in boarding school by only paying the boarding fees applicable.