City Hall has banned graduation ceremonies in the county’s 229 pre-primary schools accusing teachers of using the events to swindle money from parents.
- The county noted public nursery school administrators were charging parents for the ceremonies
, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 9 – Nairobi County Government has banned Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) graduation ceremonies in all public schools across the county on grounds that parents are being fleeced.
Nairobi county government has banned graduations in all public ECDE centres citing illegal charges.
In banning graduation ceremonies for nursery school children — where parents are charged between Sh1,000 and Sh2,000 per child – City Hall has done a good thing.
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He added that the state government is fully committed to basic education, which is justified in the investment being made and the feedback from parents, who have relayed the improved outcomes from interactions with their children.
The directive comes as the Education Ministry tightens measures to curb cheating amidst reports parents have been buying ‘examination’ for their children, which have been described as fake.