At least Eight private schools have been closed down over non registration and poor infrastructure conditions during the ongoing inspection of non -compliance schools.
This was a directive from Education CS Prof George Magoha all schools that are unsafe for learners to be closed.
Kisii county Education Board Chairman Prof Henry Onderi said that some of the schools are operating illegally even after they were closed last year.
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“We closed some of these schools last year , they have reopened again without meeting the standard requirement of Education Act 2013 by the ministry of efucation , “Prof said.
He noted that some are operating as day cares up to Grade 4.
In Kitutu Central sub county schools which were closed are Nyakoe Star light, St Elena, Kisera, Royal excellence, Vandony Academy Kisii Central Sub county are New Hope, Debted and Destiny Academy
Prof Onderi assured parents pupils will relocate to the nearby public registered schools.
He said that the crackdown is underway to ensure that there is safety on the learning institutions.
He said that they are likely to close more schools which have not acquired what is needed by the ministry of education .
He said that the reason of the closure of some schools : are not registered, operating in poor infrastructure conditions, unregistered teachers by TSC, congested, not enough classes and lack playground .
He vowed that together with other education officials they are going to write a letter to KNECK so that such schools won’t be allowed to register candidates to sit for KCPE exams.
He challenged parents before allowing their children in such instutions to liase with sub county directors and also pay a visit to know much about them.
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“Parents should make a routine to visit where their children are learning “he stated.
Prof Onderi asked other schools to meet the required standard so that they can offer quality education to the learners in the region.
He urged security team not to allow such schools to be opened since they have been closed down.
“Those who will be found operating such schools they will be arrested and face the law, “he said.
Kisii County at least 169 schools have closed down so far.