Crisis Looms As 114 Private Schools Shut Down Permanently
More schools are expected to shut down completely after a record 114 did the same in a span of one week immediately the education cabinet secretary George Magoha announced the postponement of schools’ re-opening to January next year.
According to chairperson of Kenya Private Schools Association Mutheu Kasanga , the schools have opted to shut down because they do not have any source of income to maintain their operations up to January.
She warns that should the government fail to cushion them with some funds then more schools will shut down and this will be another crisis when schools re-open.
‘‘From our record 114 schools have shut down completely we are expecting more and even as we speak, 9400 pupils have been affected by the closure …we need help from the government to remain afloat..’’ She said.
Meanwhile Private schools and board teachers in government schools have welcomed the move by CS to have them teach in estates .
‘‘Its a good move if parents help us maintain the guildlines imposed by the ministry of health then this will help us survive during this Covid..’’ Tobby Wekesa Nairobi School BOG teacher told Ghetto Radio News.