It seems Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha, on Tuesday, drove a wedge between Kenyans with his latest directive to both primary and secondary schools.
On Wednesday, the no-nonsense CS maintained that during the third term run of the schools, no events would be allowed including prayers days and fundraisers the way Kenyans are accustomed to.
Magoha event went ahead to suggest that it was not paramount for parents and guardians to visit their children's respective schools for prayers, they can pray while at the comfort of their homes.
"No fundraising. It doesn’t matter who you are, no prayers and by the way, you can pray for your child in the house and it will arrive directly to the child.
“This term that is coming, we are going to apply rules that were made at that time (three years ago by former Education CS Fred Matiang'i) which means no interference with our children as they are taken through the syllabus,” directed Magoha.
Some Kenyans were impressed by the directive praising that it was in the best interest of the learners who should be left to concentrate solely on their studies for the upcoming national examinations.
"Right prof.. prayers from the school changes nothing if the child didn't study properly. Some parents have never set foot in any church. As a good parent encourage your children to do the right thing and prayer will work from anywhere," applauded Kufuri Thiru.
" You can pray for your child at home and those prayers will arrive at school... I agree," added Charles Macharia.
Some Kenyans did not, however, see any sense in the directive arguing that there was nothing wrong with parents passing their blessings to children a few weeks before the commencement of examinations.
"Actually there's no distance in prayer Holy Spirit is one and praying for our children is our lifestyle," objected Monic Miano.
"That's cheap reasoning, prayers cannot affect the system and the pupils," argued Constant Mayende.
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