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School's Demand That May See Several Students Dropping Out of Schools

In a Thursday, November 11 notice to parents and guardians of students, the school said Ksh 21.6 million is needed as the cost of meeting the expenses of damages incurred.

The institution said that as per the Ministry of Transport Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development and Public Works report on the burnt dormitory, the Bill of Quantities done as per assessment stands at Kshs 12, 185,540.

Therefore according to the Ministry of Education, parents are supposed to cater for all damages caused by students.

In a statement released by Kakamega High School board of management, all outstanding fees and arrears up to second term, 2021 must be cleared in full. That means that those parents and guardians who might not afford paying those fees arrears plus the fine might not be allowed with their children.

The school administration of Kakamega High School released the amount of fees students should pay for damages incurred after fire burned down a dormitory in the school.

The institution's principal George Orina also released reporting dates for students ahead of the resumption of learning after they were sent home on a short break.

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Several people were hit hard by the Covid 19 pandemic, leading to several parents losing their jobs. Therefore some parents and guardians may not afford to pay for the damages caused by their children. Therefore several students are likely drop out of school.

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