Machakos Deputy Governor Eng. Francis Maliti has called on school heads to be patient with parents who haven’t paid fees for their children after the reopening of schools last week.
Addressing the press after disbursing bursaries in Matungulu Subcounty the Deputy Governor said that most parents are going through a hard time and thus school heads should give them ample time to source for school fees.
“I Have asked principals to stop sending students home for school fees. Times are hard and they should be patient with parents and also parents learn to go to school and talk to the heads and come out with a plan of how you going to pay for fees so as to ensure your child does not miss school,” he said.
Maliti disclosed that each ward in Machakos county was going to benefit from the bursaries saying that the government had set aside 900,000 for bursary in each of the 40 wards. The deputy governor observed that as a county government the bursaries were meant for the needy in the society as well as the disabled.
“We were considering students from poor backgrounds. Those in high school, vocational training or polytechnics and also universities have benefited,” he said. The exercise is set to continue on Tuesday 11th January in Kangundo Subcounty.