A stitch in time saves nine.
Schools resumed on Monday after half term break amid a tight schedule to complete the syllabus in the remaining few weeks.
The school resumption came along with its economic perks as Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha directed parents to clear third term school fees.
Magoha had earlier on issued a directive to headteachers to be considerate to the financial situation of some parents when demanding school fees.
The directive, which initially sought to protect children from poor families or whose parents lost jobs due to the Covid-19 crisis, has since been abused according to the vocal CS.
He said that some financially stable parents had deliberately taken advantage of his instructions not to pay fees.
Some of the schools hardly hit by the directive are boarding schools where children have to take meals, pay for water, electricity among many other costs.
It is seemingly understandable why some parents have not cleared third term school fees with losing jobs due to the covid crisis being first among the list.
Solutions are readily available whether temporarily or permanent for instance, in 2020 Kenyan MPs urged renegotiation of Chinese rail debt saying the country was not in a position to pay 1 million dollars a month to run the service.
The debt was negotiated however, the country is still in debt.
Therefore, it is better to deal with problems immediately rather than wait by when they worsen and become much bigger.
Meanwhile, here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
Two School Girls Feared Dead Following A Ghastly Road Accident Involving A Matatu Carrying Students
Over the last few months, there has been a major increase in the number of reported road accidents in the country. Kenyans have been losing their lives on the roads as a result of Carelessness among motorists.
The issue of bad roads has also been identified as another leading cause of many accidents around the country. Earlier today a nasty Road Accident Involving A Matatu was reported along the Taveta-Mwatate road.
Hospitals stock up for fourth Covid wave, likely next month
Public and private health facilities are quietly stocking up in preparation for a major surge in Covid-19 cases next month.
Although no official predictions have been shared with the public, Ministry of Health officials have been informed by the Kenya Medical Research Institute that infections could rise rapidly next month in a fourth wave, the Star has learnt.
The World Health Organization has also advised Kenya and other countries in East and Southern Africa to urgently boost critical care capacity because cases will surge during the cold season.
Raila defends Uhuru projects for Nyanza as Ruto allies cry foul
ODM leader Raila Odinga yesterday fired back at critics of the Madaraka Day goodies delivered to Nyanza, terming such talk retrogressive, divisive and dishonest.
He said it was unfair for some politicians to portray the Madaraka Day event as a favour to Kisumu county and the Nyanza region.
“Odinga finds such talk retrogressive, divisive, dishonest and against the spirit of building one prosperous nation out of its diverse nationalities and regions,” Raila said in a statement by his spokesman Denis Onyango.