Trans Nzoia County WR Janet Nangabo Advises School Principals Not To Send Pupils Home For Lack of Fees 

Trans Nzoia County Women Representative Janet Nangabo has asked school principals not to send away students for lack of fees

The MP asked Professor Magoha to re-issue a circular to schools in the region, saying many parents were still struggling from the effects of the dreaded Coronavirus which led to many people being laid off from employment

By David Musundi

Trans Nzoia County Women Representative Janet Nangabo has asked Secondary School Principals not to send students home for failure to pay school fees. Instructions from the Education Cabinet Secretary, George Magoha were clear that learners remain in school awaiting capitation’’, she said. ‘’It is sad seeing children on the road going back home after being sent away by school heads.

She said sending away learners even after capitation funds had been reflected in many of the schools’ accounts amounted to double-speak from school heads. She asked Professor Magoha to re-issue a circular to schools in the region, saying many parents were still struggling from the effects of the dreaded Coronavirus which led to many people being laid off from employment.

The legislator was speaking to The Weekly Vision on Sunday after attending a joint Church service in Chepchoina in Endebess Constituency. The MP also challenged parents not to abdicate their parental roles of paying school fees for their children.

Parents should also pay fees on time to complement the government’s efforts so that learning is not disrupted. ‘’Yes the cost of living is skyrocketing but as parents, we must also take our children to school and pay school fees to avoid being sent away’’ she said. On capitation funds, the MP told school principals to put the funds to prudent use.

She at the same time asked Agriculture CS Peter Munya to review the cost of a 90 Kilogram bag of maize after this year’s harvest. She said the tendency of reducing the price of maize after harvest was mischief and blackmail to farmers who toil to produce the country’s staple food.

The MP lashed out at some politicians for intoxicating youths to cause violence during political meetings. She asked the Reverend Dr Samuel Kobia-led National Cohesion and Integration Commission to rein in the legislators who were polarizing the country. ‘’Whatever was witnessed this morning in Centre Kwanza where supporters of a member of parliament and a gubernatorial candidate pelted the vehicle of an MCA with stones shouldn’t recur in this region’’, she said.

Mrs Nangabo pointed out that the upcoming General Election should not be a catalyst for causing instability in the country.

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