Gov’t shuts down school for conducting holiday tuition

Gov't shuts down school for conducting holiday tuition

The government on Wednesday, November 17 shut down Happy Land primary school in Nairobi for allegedly conducting holiday tuition, against the directive by the Ministry of Education.government.

The school’s registration certificate was retracted, barring it from running until further notice.

According to Education Principal Secretary, Belio Kipsang, the school was conducting the holiday tuition despite the government warning against the activity.

“The Basic Education Act outlaws holiday tuition,” remarked the Education PS.

Happy Land primary school’s headteacher, Martin Wanjema, however, denied the allegations.

Addressing the press, Makadara Sub-country Director of Education, Rhoda Nguru, said the school had earlier in the year been warned against the tuition but failed to heed the warning.

The headteacher was taken to Buru Buru Police Station where he recorded a statement over the same.

The government has over the past weeks impounded schools conducting the banned holiday tuition, with the latest being 12 teachers of  Ahero Primary School arrested for the same.

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