CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT

Crackdown on schools might deny learners education

Most unregistered schools being closed are in slums where parents can't afford better schools

In Summary

• Parents enrol their children in 'poor' schools saying the schools perform well and are affordable. 

• Government should conduct the crackdown in a way that those affected students have a guarantee of continuing with their education. 

The scene where eight pupils from Precious Talent School in Dagoretti, Nairobi, died on September 23
POOR STRUCTURES: The scene where eight pupils from Precious Talent School in Dagoretti, Nairobi, died on September 23
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

Following the ongoing crackdown on schools, the future of many children is uncertain.

The ministry is closing down schools that have not complied with regulations which exist to ensure the safety and quality education for learners.

Some parents claim most of these unregistered schools offer quality education at a low cost hence, it is prudent for the government to know what goes on in their classrooms.

The government should conduct this process in a way that those affected students have a guarantee of continuing with their education.

 

Mombasa