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Parents demand Ruto to clarify the fee hike.

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In light of the evaluation of the Competency-Based Curriculum  (CBC), parents have urged President William Ruto for details on how his government plans to implement new school fees and additional charges.

If Ruto keeps CBC, the guardians want to know exactly how the government plans to pay for their children’s junior high school education.

In a news conference on September 16th, Nicholas Maiyo, chairman of the National Parents Association (KPA), voiced concerns about the impending tuition hike for pupils entering Grade Six in junior secondary schools.

Maiyo said that since most junior secondary schools were constructed in high schools, the CBC would be managed by the secondary system, which is more costly than the primary system.

As a result, they lobbied the government to place junior secondary schools in primary schools rather than high schools, as Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha had advocated.

“How will these youngsters manage in already-overcrowded secondary schools designed to accommodate seniors?

“The vast majority of these students still need parental care, and putting them in such a position would be negligent,” he said.

Teachers’ unions agreed with Maiyo’s thoughts, saying that the government was squandering money by building CBC classrooms when the primary schools’ infrastructure could accommodate the children.

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