The government through the ministry of education has banned any unauthorized visitors from visiting schools within the country without an authority letter from the Basic Education Principal Secretary’s Office.
According to a letter sent to county directors from Everly Owoko, Director of Quality Assurance at the Ministry of Education on behalf of PS Belio Kipsang, any individual or group planning to carry any activity should seek permission from the Ps Basic education.
Owoko emphasized that unauthorized visits pose a risk to the effective fulfillment of the ministry’s responsibilities, particularly in promoting the rights of Kenyan children and ensuring the health and safety of students.
” No school should allow any such activities or programmes from either public or private organizations without an authority letter signed by the PS” Reads part of the letter.
Furthermore, the directive extends to research groups, regardless of whether they have received clearance from the National Commission for Science, Technology, and Innovation (NACOSTI).
NACOSTI is a governmental commission responsible for regulating, coordinating, advising, and promoting science, technology, innovation, and research activities throughout the country.
In 2018 the then Education Cs, Amina Mohammed banned Parents and other visitors from visiting schools.
Mohamed said the move is meant to ensure there is uninterrupted focus on students.