Any student having school fees problems should be helped by government — Uhuru

By PSCU | Wednesday, Jan 29th 2020 at 12:37
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President Uhuru Kenyatta has given Government officials until the end of February to ensure a 100 percent transition of the 2019 KCPE candidates to secondary school.

The President promised unspecified disciplinary action against officials, especially Ministry of Interior officers across the ranks from Regional Commissioners to Assistant Chiefs, in whose jurisdictions children won't have reported to school by the end of February deadline.

The Head of State said the Government wants to make its pledge of a 100 percent transition rate to secondary school a total success.

“Let us make sure that every child is in school and I am giving you until the end of February,” he said.

The President spoke in Nakuru County when he toured the ongoing construction of a 65 kilometre road in Subukia Constituency.

“It is your duty to ensure that every child is in school. Any student having fees problems should be helped by government,” the President said when he addressed thousands of Subukia residents who turned to welcome him as he made stopovers in Bahati, Maili Kumi and Kia Maina.

President Kenyatta said all stakeholders including Members of Parliament should ensure that every child of school-going age is in school.

He said MPs should use Constituency Development Fund (CDF) to support children with school fees challenges.

Besides state officials, the President put parents on the spot, saying by end of February the government will take action against any parent whose child is found loitering instead of being in school.

“We will take actions against the administrator of that area as well as the parent,” said the President.

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