Education PS warns teachers over holiday tuition
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Acting Education Permanent Secretary Professor George Godia has urged parents not to allow their children to attend the holiday tuition.
Godia said parents should ensure children have maximum time to enjoy their holidays by refusing to pay any tuition fee, adding that extra teaching violates the rights that the constitution has given to children.
“Let the children have maximum holiday, whether the school is public or private there should be no tuition. Some institutions have turned it into a means of commercializing education,” he said during the Busia District Education Day held at Lwanya secondary school.
He added that: “Getting children to cram for the purpose of passing exam is not a measure of intelligence. Children should only be facilitated to actualize their talents and potential to excel and make a living professionally,”
He revealed that in the new proposed bill, issues of repetition and expulsion will be a thing of the past, adding that the ministry is in the stage of finalizing the new policy framework aimed at aligning education to the new dispensation not only at the policy but the legal level.
The PS said that children in early childhood will receive capitation grants just like the free day secondary and Free Primary Education. “We have put in place mechanisms to review the total financing of the free primary and free day secondary education.”
Acting Education Permanent Secretary professor George Godia converses with the former AG Amos Wako at Lwanya secondary school, Busia district.
Accompanied by the former Attorney General Amos Wako and the Busia County directors of education, Godia advised pupils and students to concentrate on their studies when schools reopen and embrace discipline to register better results in academics.
Wako promised that he will support all pupils from Busia County admitted to national schools and students admitted to public universities through the joint admission Board.
The former AG said he will undertake the exercise through a foundation meant to support children dropping out of school due to financial constraints.