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Kenya: Garissa private schools too numerous — Duale


By STEPHEN ASTARIKO @stephen ASTARIKO
Wednesday June 27, 2018

National assembly majority leader Aden Duale has challenged education stakeholders in Garissa to regulate private schools that are mushrooming all over the constituency.

He noted that in the past one year there has been upsurge in the number of private schools. According to Duale there a total of 20 secondary schools and close to 40 primary schools.

Duale claims that some of the schools do not follow proper educational procedures.

Speaking at a function in Garissa town, Duale said he was concern over the increase of private institutions ran without considering amenities such as playing field, safety and security of learners.

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“People driven by the urge to make money just put up two rooms where they name a school and parents without knowing the condition where their children are going to learn take their children,” he said.

Duale said all private schools should be regulated and made to comply set up rules for schools in order to protect the welfare of learners.

But speaking to the star separately, Garissa KNUT secretary general Abdirizak Hussein said that there was no school in the area that was operating without being registered.

“To the best of my knowledge all the private schools operating within have been registered by the relevant bodies after meeting all the required standard. if anything they are doing very well in national exams,” said Abdirizak.



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