School heads warned not to increase fees

Cabinet Secretary for Education Ezekiel Machogu and other officials during National Tree Growing Day activities at Kitale Township forest block 4 in Trans- Nzoia count, yesterday May 10. Photo:courtesy

Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu has warned the heads of institutions against inflating school levies ahead of schools opening on Monday, May 13, 2024.

The CS while speaking in Trans Nzoia County where he presiding over the national tree planting exercise on Friday, May 10, he warned school heads against asking parents to pay more than what the Ministry has stipulated.

Machogu revealed that schools heads who will defy the directive will be sacked with immediate effect and charged as the Law of Kenya calls for every child to be granted the right to education.


Plight of JSS intern teachers: TSC should listen to their voice

He issued a one-week ultimatum for all county directors of education to give a detailed report of all schools contravening the directive in order for appropriate action to be taken.

“The Ministry has clearly stipulated parental school fees obligations for each category of schools. For instance, in a national school, a parent is required to pay only KSh53, 000 same to an extra-county school.

“For county schools, a parent is supposed to pay KSh45,000 only, whereas for day schools, no fees are required apart from the lunch programme where the school is supposed to agree with parents,” he noted.

At the same time, the CS revealed that his Ministry has put in place plans aimed at ensuring individuals whose academic certificates were destroyed by floods are given new copies.

By Vostine Ratemo

You can also follow our social media pages on Twitter: Education News KE  and Facebook: Education News Newspaper for timely updates.

>>> Click here to stay up-to-date with trending regional stories




Sharing is Caring!
Don`t copy text!