High food prices affecting school programmes – headteachers

High food prices affecting school programmes - headteachers

Heads of Secondary Schools in Naivasha have expressed concerns over the hiking of food prices saying it is a threat to the education sector.

They argue that the high food prices have affected running of school lunch-programmes as the the government always delays in releasing funds allocated to the free secondary education across the country.

They say that many schools are facing financial challenges a move that has adversely affected learning and school operations.

This emerged during the handing over of a school bus to Milimani High School bought through the Constituency Development Fund kitty.

Speaking during the ceremony, the vice chairman of the Kenya Secondary Schools Principal Association Naivasha branch Samson Macharia said the financial crisis is serious.

Macharia said that the cost of food was on an upward trajectory whereas school fees charged remained constant.

“We are deeply concerned by the soaring food prices which have affected the operations of many boarding schools,” he said.

Report by Karanja Kimani 

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