Govt: Holiday tuition contrary to Basic Education Act 2013

By KBC Reporter

County Directors of Education have been asked to ensure that schools in their respective areas of jurisdiction sent children home to rest during the august holidays instead of conducting holiday tuition.

“The attention of the Ministry of Education has been drawn to reports appearing in both electronic and print media that holiday tuition is still being conducted in some of our public and private schools,” the Principal Secretary for Education, Dr. Belio Kipsang notes, in a Circular, and dated 8th August, 2014, to all County Director of Education and District Education Officers.

The Circular is copied to the Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of the Teachers Service Commission.

Dr. Kipsang says that holiday tuition was contrary to the Basic Education Act, 2013 which outlaws holiday tuition and holds anybody liable for contravening the law to a conviction to a fine not exceeding Shs100, 000 or to imprisonment not exceeding six months or both.

The PS asks the County Directors of Education and District Education Officers remind the schools heads about the legal status of holiday tuition and ensure that they comply with the law.