Schools in crisis over excess Form One students, KNUT warns Govt

KNUT's First National Trustee Boniface Tenai with other officials. He demands a review of Form One placements.

Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) has appealed for the review of Form One placements before schools reopen, with First National Trustee Boniface Tenai saying many schools got a higher number of students than their capacity.

Addressing the press, Tenai pointed an accusing finger at the education ministry for what he described as negligence.

“Some schools received a higher number than their capacity, yet the Ministry of Education (MoE) has got statistics. How could this happen?” he wondered.

According to him, the problem, if not addressed, will affect learning activities and compromise the quality of education in the country.

He cited St. John’s Tachasis in Tinderet, an extra-county school whose capacity is 260 students but was allocated 700 students.

Tenai, however, advised principals to find alternative solutions in the meantime as the matter is being addressed.

The union further decried the shortage of teachers and resources at public schools in the country, urging the MoE to urgently address the problem.

KNUT First National Trustee Boniface Tenai(Center) with other union officials. The Union wants the placement of form one students re

By Evans Lang’at

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