Most secondary schools in the country are facing high debts trying to facilitate the daily running of these institutions after President Uhuru Kenyatta championed the 100% form 1 transition. The high population in high schools is becoming a nightmare to maintain.
The policy calls for more dormitories in the case of boarding schools, classrooms, furniture as well as food. Borrowing was the only option at hand since the government hadn’t released funds.
With the rise of commodities, most schools have opted to do away with co-curriculum activities to save up for meal costs. This is after they tried to ratio and change their meal menus to no success.
If nothing is done to control the issue of high food prices, schools will increase their fees to cater for this lapse. They still won’t be able to clear the debts they have so far.
The first CBC lot is almost transitioning to Junior Secondary School. This means that the structures should be almost complete by now. If providing meals in school is an issue, will this be possible on time?
Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has asked the private sector to bail them out by retaining grade six students who are in private schools in the Junior Secondary Schools established in those schools.