All Public Schools To Receive Desks This Week As Magoha Warns Unscrupulous Teachers
Education cabinet secretary professor George Magoha has confirmed that all public schools in Kenya will receive additional desks by Friday this week. He added that the jua Kali artisans contracted to make the desks are in the final stages and that they have done an excellent job.
Through his twitter handle, Magoha confirmed,” By next week Friday, all the desks and chairs (procured by the government) will be delivered to schools. Quality assurance officers to conduct inspection to ensure the products delivered are quality to match ksh. 1.9 billion that the government set aside.”
The procurement of additional desks was part of President Kenyatta’s plan to enhance 1.5m distance in classrooms, ahead of school reopening. The 1.9M contract was awarded to jua Kali artisans country wide, in a move to promote local industries under the economic stimulus programme.
However, Magoha sternly warned unscrupulous officials and teachers, who were planning to divert quality of desks for selfish interests.” I have learnt regrettably that a few unscrupulous officers are colluding with a few teachers to split delivery and take some elsewhere,” Magoha noted. Magoha’s ministry will not sympathize with teachers and education officials if found culpable.
“Every desk made shall go to the child in the designated public school. We will not be sympathetic to anyone or handle with gloves those who steal from children and I warn them in broad day light,” added Magoha as he targeted teachers and education officials.
Migori teachers were not spared in the mix.” Those teachers in Migori area, who together with some education officers think they are smarter than the government, I give them 24 hours to reverse the process that they are trying to do and ensure the desks go to the appropriate schools or we shall arrest them. We are not going to argue with anybody.”