Government revokes letters allowing voluntary activities in schools


Government revokes letters allowing voluntary activities in schools
Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i. Photo/Courtesy

The Ministry of Education has revoked all letters it had issued to various individuals and organisations authorizing them to visit schools to discharge various voluntary activities.

In a circular to all County Directors of Education, County Quality Assurance and Standards Officers, and Principals of Schools, individuals or organization, that the decision affects those who have been requested to re-apply for fresh vetting.

In a presser to newsrooms, the revocation follows reports that the Letters of Authority the Ministry has issued to organisations to visit the schools for purely voluntary activities were being used to charge schools for the activities, hence increasing the cost of learning as the burden was passed on to students and parents.

“By a copy of this Circular, all letters of authority to visit schools issued or renewed by the Ministerial Vetting Committee for the same purpose are hereby revoked,” circular says in part.

The individuals or organizations that the decision affects have been requested to re-apply to the Principal Secretary, State Department of Education, Ministry of Education, for re-vetting.

The Circular, which copied to the Cabinet Secretary for Education, the Principal Secretary in charge of the State Department of Basic Education and Directors, is signed by the Director General, Mrs. Leah Rotich on behalf of the Principal Secretary, State Department of Basic Education.

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