Proprietors of Bridge International Schools operating in the slums at a lower cost now want Education CS Fred Matiang’i to make a tour in the school and establish the kind of learning taking place there instead of relying on hearsay from other sectors.
Alex Onyango Ondago proprietor of Bridge International Mathare Branch says half of the teachers in the schools are professionally trained and are following the syllabus taught in other public schools.
Ondago was speaking just after Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i had released regulations regarding the slum schools after a public outcry from teacher’s union KNUT.
“Just like the former CS for education Jacob Kaimenyi, Matiang’i might not know how the Bridge International Schools operate but after visiting the institutions and learning how they work, he had peace with us. So we also invite Kaimenyi to the schools and ask him to do the same. He will realise that normal education is going on here. Nothing outside the ordinary,” said Ondago
Some of the required regulations released by Matiang’i requires 30 percent of the teachers to be professionally trained as well as have the children sit for national exams.
“These schools have seen students get education scholarships worth 2o million abroad. How so could we be doing something wrong,” posed Ondago.