Teachers' unions want low-cost slum schools closed

Knut Secretary-General Wilson Sossion at a press conference in his Nairobi office on December 18, 2015. Teachers’ unions have demanded the regulation of low-cost schools in slums, saying they are compromising on quality education. PHOTO | ANTHONY OMUYA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Mr Sossion said the schools were not supervised by the Education ministry and therefore were compromising the quality of education.
  • Bridge Academies has 400 schools in the slums, with a pupil population of 100,000 and charges about Sh600-700 per month, according to its founder.

  • An official from the Quality Assurance and Standards department at the Ministry of Education, Ms Susan Wanjau, said the ministry had released new guidelines on registering such schools.

Teachers’ unions have demanded the regulation of low-cost schools in slums, saying they are compromising the quality education.

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