‘No fundraising, school prayers in 3rd term no matter who you are,’ Magoha warns

'No fundraising, school prayers in 3rd term no matter who you are,' Magoha warns
Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha addressing journalists on August 21, 2019.

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has said all events at private and public schools remained banned during the third term.

Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, the CS noted that the move will ensure that students adequately prepare for national examinations.

“No fundraising…doesn’t matter who you are…no prayers and by the way you can pray for your child in the house and it will arrive directly to the child,” he said.

According to him, certain teachers want to negate the directive from his predecessor CS Fred Matiang’i that was announced three years ago.

“This term that is coming we are going to apply rules that were made at that time which means no interference with our children as they are taken through the syllabus,” Mahoga said.

He further ordered school head teachers to cancel any activities scheduled for the term, warning that violators would face dire consequences.

“Those principals who are already inviting people to their schools must resend those invitations forthwith,” he said.

In May 2016, Matiang’i, who was Education CS at the time, banned mass prayers and school visiting days during third term.

The raft of measures to curb excessive cheating that had become rampant across the country.

According to him, some unscrupulous individuals were taking advantage of the events to sneak materials that compromise national exams.

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