Azimio to Advocate for Greater Clarity in the Education Sector

"It is unclear whether or not fees have increased. The position of CBC graduates and the significance of their exams is unclear. It is unclear whether the government will continue to fund public universities "

National Assembly Minority Leader, Opiyo Wandayi said that Azimio coalition will push for the full reinstatement of the fee subsidy and a review of the university students’ loan regime.

This, he claims, will keep it in line with current economic conditions.

Wandayi stated that this will be completed in 2023 in order to address the cost and management of education.

He stated that there is a complete lack of clarity.

“It is unclear whether or not fees have increased. The position of CBC graduates and the significance of their exams is unclear. It is unclear whether the government will continue to fund public universities “He stated.

He also stated that they will follow up to ensure that no child misses out on high school, college, or university placement due to school fees.

He also claimed that high school education was heavily subsidized during the previous regime.

The MP, however, stated that the subsidy has been removed by the current regime, despite the regime’s insistence that fees remain the same.

He stated that they will insist that the government hire all qualified teachers in order to address the critical shortage of teachers in primary and secondary schools.

Wandayi stated that the Teachers Service Commission should be adequately funded in the upcoming supplementary budget.

This, he claims, will allow it to absorb all unemployed but trained teachers and place them in schools during the first semester of 2023.