As schools reopen for Grade 4, KCPE, and KCSE candidates, leaders in Trans Nzoia county are mounting pressure on the government to scrap this year’s school fees due to the unbearable cost of living.
According to Endebess MP Robert Pukose, many Kenyans lost their source of livelihoods when the COVID-19 pandemic struck the country and therefore can’t afford to raise school fees.
As grade 4, KCPE, and KCSE candidates reopen schools today, a section of leaders in Trans Nzoia County are mounting pressure on the government to scrap this year's school fees due to the unbearable cost of living. #TV47News pic.twitter.com/eLQhBBAGVI
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In villages majority of learners did not report back to school since they have not acquired the necessary requirements like face masks.
This has prompted Darlington Ekale Wafula Foundation to provide facemasks to learners in Gidea and Kobos Primary school.
It is therefore evident that the phased reopening of schools is faced with a myriad of challenges and the only hope is for the government of Kenya to intervene.