The government has been urged to introduce generic uniforms for all schools as prices for institution-branded uniforms skyrocket.
Monica Cheru, Herald Creative Editor observes that the high prices of uniforms were now depriving pupils of their right to education since those uniforms are mandatory.
She compared prices of generic uniforms and institution-branded uniforms and observed that there is a huge and unjustified variation.
But when it comes to special uniforms that are unique to an institution, the price, if not the quality, increases astoundingly.
For example, a plain short and shirt for an ECD learner costs around $320. But the costs of an institution branded set shoots up to $700.
Extra expenses have seen sone kids dropping out of school as parents and or guardians have been finding it mammoth to afford all the requirements.
Some schools reportedly charge very low tuition fees as stipulated by the government but would have extra things which need to be paid for and their prices would seem like they are compensating low tuition.
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