For students in grades 1 to 9, the government will abolish boarding primary schools starting January 2023.
Belio Kipsang, the new principal secretary, announced on Tuesday that parents would be required to send their primary school children to day schools.
The radical policy’s overall result is that students who transfer to junior secondary schools will enroll in local day schools.
The government has already mandated that JSS be housed at primary schools, thus students will continue their education at their current institutions, which must now be day schools.
According to Kipsang, it is the fundamental duty of parents to walk alongside their kids and make sure they pick up the moral principles they want them to have.
Kipsang made the comments while serving as President William Ruto’s representative at the 18th Kenya Primary School Heads Association (KEPSHA) official inauguration ceremony.
At the Sheik Zayed Children’s Welfare Center in Mombasa, the primary school heads are meeting for their annual general meeting.
According to Kipsang, with a boarding school enrollment rate of 28%, Kenya has the largest percentage of boarding school students worldwide.
He stated that this is in contrast to the global rate, which is 15% in the majority of nations.