The Kenya Private Schools Association has expressed its full support for the government's directive to close down schools that do not meet the required standards. 

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According to the association's Chief Executive Officer Peter Nduru, the crackdown will ensure that students learn in a conducive environment.

“We are 100 per cent in support of what the government is doing, we cannot allow our children to learn under poor learning environment yet we pay a lot of money,” said Nduru.

He spoke to the press in Eldoret town on Wednesday after meeting directors of private schools where they discussed the issue of new curriculum implementation and the proposed junior secondary school.

“We agree that the quality and standards must be maintained in learning institutions, therefore, the government should continue with the move until every school complies with the law,” he noted.

Nduru further said that the Kenya Private Schools Association believes in quality and standards of education pointing out that none of their member schools has been closed.

He called on private schools to ensure that they comply with the Ministry of Education rules and regulations.

The government through the Ministry of Education has embarked on a countrywide exercise of closing schools that are not registered, don’t have trained and registered teachers and also have poor infrastructure.