Thirty Unregistered Schools Closed Down In Kenya

The government of Kenya has shut down thirty schools operating illegally in Nakuru, northwest of Nairobi.

The institutions are three primary schools and 27 early childhood development centres.

“Some of the schools were closed down in 2019 but reopened after they moved to court to challenge the decision. In 2020, the court ruled that the status quo be maintained meaning the schools are illegal,” said Nakuru’s Deputy County Commissioner Michael Lesimam.

“By not being registered means the institutions have not been captured in the National Education Management Information System and therefore the learners cannot be registered for national examinations,” Lesimam added.

The affected learners will be transferred to nearby public schools.

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