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Trans Nzoia head teacher demands chicken as motivation fee

Parents at Sabata Primary School in Kiminini, Trans Nzoia County recently stormed the school over a motivation fee demand by the headteacher.

Led by one Nicodemus Wamasete, the angry parents claimed tha the head teacher Mary Mayende is demanding unnecessary fees and wants to be paid in form of a chicken.

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“She has introduced payments that she calls motivation fund for Standards 7 and 8 which she wants to be paid in form of chicken,” Wamasete said.

Another parent identified as Joseph Makoti said;

“We have 68 pupils and the headteacher wants two chickens per child as motivation fee. We are now wondering if she wants to start a chicken rearing through our children whom she claims that she has helped to pass exams yet their performance has massively dropped.”

Further, the teacher is accused of extortion and insulting learners.

“If you fail to pay fees or whichever money the teacher orders, she constantly refers to your child as stupid,” another parent, Eunice Wekesa said.

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A section of parents are calling upon the Ministry of Education to take action against the teacher.

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