Uhuru’s promise of free secondary education lights up Twitter
President Uhuru Kenyatta’s announcement that the government will provide free secondary education in public schools from January 2018 has elicited mixed reaction from the online community.
President Kenyatta made the announcement on Wednesday, during a campaign tour in the coastal city of Lamu.
The news which should have been met with a sigh of relief by most Kenyans, was however received with a lot of skepticism from Kenyans on Twitter, who questioned the Jubilee government on other promises which are yet to be delivered.
Below are some of the reactions on Twitter:
That free secondary education promise must be vigorously and rigorously interrogated for veracity and validity. Can Kenya afford it?
— Saddique Shaban (@SaddiqueShaban) May 25, 2017
Uhuru Kenyatta has promised free secondary education from 2018. The Jubilee government has failed to honour it’s manifesto from 2013.
— UNDERRATED NINJA (@iamjoseh_) May 25, 2017
— juma (@jumaf3) May 25, 2017
#UhuruInCoast where are the pry school kids laptops before we sing of free secondary education? Nkt
— Paul Muriuki (@Paul_2018) May 24, 2017
Education is now affordable with the free primary and secondary education programs #UhuruManOfThePeople
— Moce’ (@M_mless) May 24, 2017
It can only be timely, that there’s free secondary education, taking into account its effect on the entire economy, improved human capital.
— wilson mukuna (@wilsonmukuna) May 12, 2017
Jubilee pledging to give free secondary education from January 2018…
We dont need free education
We want quality education!!
— Father Of Dragons (@_Maingy) May 12, 2017