Five teachers arrested in Lang’ata conducting illegal tuition
Five teachers were on Tuesday arrested at a Lang’ata church for conducting holiday tuition that is outlawed in the Basic Education Act.
The teachers were found coaching secondary school students from different schools across the country at House of Grace Church along Langat’a Road.
The arrest came after a tip off by a member of the public who reported that some teachers had been conducting holiday tuition for three weeks now at the church premises.
That is when Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang dispatched a team of officers to the Lang’ata church.
“Holiday tuition is banned and we will not relent in our crackdown,” said Dr Kipsang.
The teachers were found in the church with more than 50 students from various schools in the country.
The officials were accompanied by police officers from the Nyayo Stadium Police Post, led by Inspector Agnes Makau.
The Principal Quality Assurance and Standards officer, John Okiya addressed the students and released them to go home until January 4, 2017 when schools reopen.
Some of the students attending the illegal tuition were from Kabarak High, Sunshine and Loreto Musongari High schools among others.
Last week, the ministry officials, led by Dr Kipsang, raided Happyland Preparatory School in Nairobi and had its head teacher arrested for providing holiday tuition.
The government has since cancelled the registration certificate of the school.
Under the Section 37(I) of the Basic Education Act, 2013, subjecting pupils to holiday tuition is a crime that attracts a fine of One Hundred Thousand Shillings and/or a jail term not exceeding one (1) year.