Covid-19 pandemic has adversely effected almost all sectors in economy. Education sector is one of the sectors that were adversely affected by the pandemic. Ministry of education is doing all it can to ensure normalcy is achieved in schools.
Currently students are at home for one week holidays and they are expected to report back to school on Monday July 26, 2021 for first term of 2021 academic year. The term will run for a period of ten weeks.
Today, the government has announced drastic changes in the amount of fees that parents will pay when school reopen. Government say that it has heard the cry of the parents and have decided to reduce the fee that they are going to pay. Speaking to the Media, Education cabinet secretary Prof George Magoha has announced a fee deduction of sh. 8500 for national schools, and a deduction of sh. 5500 for other categories of secondary schools.
Prof George Magoha attributed this to short learning weeks and compressed academic calendar that has reduced from 39 weeks to 30 weeks. The cabinet secretary Magoha made these announcement citing the short learning weeks that is ahead.
This a big blow to many schools heads and principals. Many will find it difficult to run schools will reduced fees paid by parents. This means that they will have to forego some projects and freeze some activities in schools to enable the run and manage schools effectively.
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