Schools Brace for Closure as Capitation Delays Threaten Education

The Bungoma East branch of the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) is sounding the alarm, warning that schools all across the nation could face closure due to delayed capitation payments. Uh-oh, that’s not good!

According to Aggrey Namisi, the Executive Secretary of the branch, the situation is pretty dire. Some schools haven’t received their capitation monies yet, while others have received less funding than expected. And let me tell you, it’s causing a whole lot of trouble for school administrators trying to keep things running smoothly.

Namisi didn’t mince words when he said that if the government doesn’t step up and distribute the much-needed capitation funds on time, “learning in schools will come to a grinding halt.” Yikes! We definitely don’t want that to happen.

As the mid-term break comes to an end and our little ones prepare to head back to school, Namisi made a strong recommendation to Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Mochogu. He urged Mochogu to ensure that the funds are swiftly distributed to the schools.

Meanwhile, Robert Mandila, the Chairman of the Bungoma East Union, has a message for our youth. He’s warning them not to allow themselves to be pawns in the political game. It seems that some politicians are allegedly inciting residents to harass and block school headteachers from accessing their own schools.

Mandila’s warning comes in the wake of several incidents in the region where school heads have been targeted. Just recently, poor Vincent Oduor, the head of Manafwa Primary School, found himself locked out by parents. The reason? Some candidates’ names were missing from the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) portal.


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