Before schools resume next week, secondary school principals have disobeyed orders from the Education Secretary to decrease school fees and halt illegal charges levied on parents.
The Education Ministry issued new instructions for fees due this year in August. National school students would pay shillings 45,054 instead of the initial shillings 53,544 if the plan is enacted.For extra-county and county schools,the pay should be shillings be shillings 35,035, down from shillings 45,003
In national schools, the new fees were reduced by Sh8,500, while in extra-county and county schools, they were reduced by Sh5,500.The Cabinet Secretary George Magoha's order may fail, as parents who spoke to the Star reported that the institutions are still charging the hefty rates from the beginning.In the schools that were sampled, no refunds or carryovers were given as per the Star reports.
The annual costs at Loreto Girls Secondary School in Limuru, a national school co-managed by the Catholic Church, are restricted at Sh75,000.
The institution has asked parents to pay Sh35,000 for the second term fees, according to a parent who requested anonymity for fear of retaliation.
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