MPs advocate for a regulation that would make it easier for parents to buy school uniforms.

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The National Assembly’s Implementation Committee is displeased with the Ministry of Education’s efforts to promote standardization and liberalization in school uniform production.

The committee, chaired by Memusi Kanchory, stated that a policy is needed to liberalize school uniforms rather than the Ministry simply dealing with circulars, which are a method of communication that parents do not have access to.

This comes as Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu (pictured) informed the committee yesterday that his ministry issued a circular to all school principals instructing them to stop encouraging parents to buy uniforms from specific suppliers.

The CS stated that standardization of school uniforms may not be possible due to various factors such as weather, tradition, and the money that would be incurred, among others.

He stated that the ministry has made it clear that schools should not provide specific suppliers for parents to obtain uniforms because so many people can produce them according to the standards of their different institutions.

Gathoni Wa Muchomba, MP for Githunguri, who introduced the motion on standardizing and production of school uniforms, expressed disappointment with the ministry’s reaction, stating it should develop a policy.


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