PS reassures on fate of pupils in shut Mau schools
SEE ALSO :Rift Valley leaders seek talks over MauBest interest When he appeared before the National Assembly’s Education Committee, Dr Kipsang did not directly respond to the position taken by the administrator, but promised that once the meeting is held, the best interest of the learners will be looked into. Kipsang declined to respond to Natembeya, saying there was a channel of communication in Government, where the issue will be discussed. “As a Government, we have a framework where we engage and we will do that. Ultimately, I can assure you that whatever decision we will take will be in the best interest of the child,” Kipsang said. The committee chairman Julius Meli and Malava MP Injendi Malulu had sought to know the fate of pupils whose schools were closed just days to opening day.
SEE ALSO :All set for Mau forest evictionsMr Meli wondered why suddenly the Government had turned against the schools yet they have been in operation for years, and were even recognised as national examination centres. The 15 schools closed include Chebirebelek, Chebetet, Lelechwet, Kiroboni, Senetwet, Kapislibwo, Kitoben and Indiani. Others are Kabarak, Noosagami, Chorwet, Ogiglgwe, Sebetet, Olabai and Koitabai. Natembeya warned that no pupil should report to the centres as schools re-open next week, urging parents to find alternative schools for their children.
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