Buru Buru headmaster arrested for conducting holiday tuition

Written By Jane Njeri Thuo

With the change in the education sector some new laws have been drafted and some old ones scrapped,one such law is the banning of school tution during the hlolidays for school going children. This is due to the fact that experts have recommended that children need time to be children - play and take a break every once in a while.

Despite the Government's ban on the tution,some school heads and teachers still find it necessary to do it but in secret. Children do not go to school with their school unifom but rather their home clothes so as it is not known their going to school.

In a government crackdown,a headmaster was arrested for conducting holiday tuition at Happyland Preparatory School in Eastlands, Nairobi, on Thursday,his wife was also arrested, the Education Standards and Quality Assurance Council said in a statement on Thursday.

ESQAC's Senior Assistant Director John Okiya said they found that regular classes take place at the school, despite a government directive prohibiting holiday tuition. This after complaints from parents that the school was conducting the two-week holiday tuition in all classes.

The officials called police from Buru Buru police station who arrested the two administrators to record statements.

Education CS Jacob Kaimenyi directed county education officials to ensure schools do not conduct holiday tuition. He urged parents to report those found breaking the law saying children should be allowed to relax during the holidays.

The Basic Education Act 2012 states that subjecting pupils to holiday tuition is an offence which will attract a fine not exceeding Sh100,000, or imprisonment for a period not exceeding one year, or both.

Reference : www.the-star.co.ke

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