As schools are set to open next week, several secondary school principals have ignored the directives which were given by the Education CS to reduce fees and stop illegal charges levied on parents.
In the month of August this year, the Education ministry released new guidelines which was showing how fees should be paid this year in secondary schools. In the guidelines, national school parents were supposed to pay Sh45,054 but not Sh53,544 which they used to pay earlier. The extra county and county schools were to pay Sh35,035 but not Sh45,000.
The guidelines were seen to have reduced fees by Sh8,500 in national schools and Sh5,500 in extra county and county schools.
According to CS Magoha, the reductions were necessitated by the short period of 2021 school calendar. It only had 30 weeks instead of the normal 38 weeks.
However, the order from CS had failed as parents who spoke to the Star revealed the institutions are still charging the initial high rates of fees.
For instance, in Loreto Girls Secondary School, Limuru, a national school jointly managed by the Catholic Church, the annual fees is capped at Sh75,000.
Nevertheless, a fee structure seen by the Star for Dagoretti High School which is an extra county school, showed that parents have been asked to pay Sh16,100 for second term fees. This means that the parents will this year be required to part with 53,544 as annual fees.
Furthermore, the school also requires parents to pay an extra Sh3,000 for students taking computer studies.
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