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Primary schools end first term minus textbooks - 2 months ago, 24 Mar 22:09

Lynet Igadwah

Upper primary school pupils are yet to receive textbooks from the government, a week to the end of the first term in delays that are hurting learning in public schools.

The Kenya Primary School Headteachers Association (Kepsha) told Parliament that schools are yet to buy textbooks for classes Four, Five and Six while those in Class Seven and Eight are without two titles — Religious Education and Social Studies.

The delay is linked to government failure to remit money to schools for buying the textbooks and tendering hitches after the State failed to offer contracts to firms selected to supply classes Seven and Eight books.

This has forced pupils to share textbooks bought either by the schools or the ones acquired before the government stopped head teachers from buying learning materials.

The revelation comes even as schools prepare to close in a week’s time to allow pupils to proceed for the April holidays.

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