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Schools with Few Students Face Closure

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Schools with Few Students Face Closure

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The government says schools with a low enrollment of students will be closed to save government resources.

Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha said schools with students as low as 12 across all the classes face closure.

Additionally, funding will stop for the schools. 

We have taken back the authority to register schools from field officers because you find them registering schools with 12 or nine children

said Magoha.

The North-Eastern region of the country will be untouched due to its vast geographic area.

Magoha says all schools in the country are registered under Geographic Information System (GIS) as a way of eliminating ghost schools

  The issue of ghost schools shall not exist again

he added.

Speaking during the inspection of the South Eastern Kenya University (SEKU) Wote campus on Monday, Magoha cautioned the universities that are restructuring not to target professors for sacking.

 As we restructure, it’s the professors who define universities. Start with restructuring the non-academic staff

said Magoha.

The CS lauded SEKU for being among the first intuitions to adopt the ongoing restructuring of state corporations as advised by the Treasury.

 The University of Nairobi and Dedan Kimathi University have also restructured.