Need for more school inspectors to help monitor TFF policy

There’s a need for more school inspectors in the country to help monitor the Government’s Tuition Free Fee (TFF) Policy, says Minister for Education Nick Kuman.

Kuman revealed that when TFF was first introduced in 2012, there were problems in making sure that there was transparency and accountability in terms of the disbursement and use of the funds.

There are officers, school inspectors and TFF coordinators in each province, now on ground to effectively monitor the implementation of the TFF Policy. 

The Minister said that school inspectors in the country must increase right throughout 89 districts in the country so that they can be able to visit all the schools and do all the quality checks.

School inspectors are responsible for checks on the use of TFF money, making sure that the teachers are in class teaching and what needs to be done in the schools must be attended to by the school.

“This is what we’ve done to structurally manage the money that goes to the schools.

“Any issues and complains on TFF the first person to contact is the TFF coordinator in each province.

“This is a serious concern for me because I want to see that every school that receives money must make sure that they use it for its purpose,” Kuman said.

Meantime, Kuman confirmed that K75m tuition free fees (TFF) for term one of the 2017 academic year has already been disbursed to schools.

Kuman reminded schools not to collect any form of fees as a condition for enrolment.

Quintina Naime