CS Kuria Outlines Changes in the Booming School Textbooks Business

Trade and Industry Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria on Thursday, January 26, outlined strategic plans to review policies on the business of selling textbooks.


Kuria revealed that his Ministry was pursuing a partnership with the Ministry of Education to review the policies and save legitimate businesses from suppression.

Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria.
PHOTO/COURTESY:CS Kuria Outlines Changes in the Booming School Textbooks Business in Nairobi-Kenya.

“We agreed with Cabinet Secretary of Education Ezekiel Machogu that we will review our textbook policy again not because of the content but because of the structure that is encouraging cartels at the expense of businesses at the bottom of the pyramid,” Said CS Moses Kuria.

Textbooks shop.
PHOTO/COURTESY:Textbooks shop.

While referring to his earlier statement on school uniforms businesses, Kuria pronounced that he was aware of a tendency where schools to dominate specific bookshops and the type of books parents are required to buy with the crooked motive of benefitting a few individuals.

School uniforms shop.
PHOTO/COURTESY: The school uniforms shop.

The Cabinet Secretary has promised to uproot cartels from the business, noting that it was in line with the Kenya Kwanza regime’s agenda of supporting businesses through a bottom-up economic process.

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“Our schools have got no business selling uniforms. Parents have got absolute freedom and preference on where to buy school uniforms. Our teachers need to focus on academics,” said Cabinet Secretary.

School uniforms shop.
PHOTO/COURTESY: Parents buying for their children school uniforms.

Further, CS Kuria On Tuesday, January 24, announced that the Trade Ministry was working in conjunction with the Ministry of Education to revamp struggling Public Universities.

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