Schools will officially close this week for Christmas and New year holidays according to the ministry of education calendar. Schools are set to open for third term on Monday January 3, 2022. Details have now emerged that parents are in talk with ministry of education to give them more time to look for school fees for next term.
After the outbreak of the corona virus disease in the country, the education sector was hugely affected. All schools were closed down and after a long period of time, they were reopened but until today, they are struggling to cope up. The deadly Covid-19 made life difficult to many Kenyans especially parents.
In the next four days all school will open doors for over 14 million learners who have been at home for atleast nine months since the time government closed all learning institutions when the first case of coronavirus was reported in the country. However that has been concern from parents that schools will hike fee due to effects of covid-19 pandemic. Speaking on Wednesday to the nation newspaper, Kenya National Parents Association Chairman Nicholas Maiyo said that he had received several complaints from parents
The Kenya National Parents’ Association wants more than 200 principals from public secondary schools interdicted for violating fee guidelines provided by the Ministry of Education to cushion parents from unnecessary levies. The association has already presented to Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha the names of noncompliant principals following parents’ complaints about extra charges.
Grade four, class eight and form four students reopened schools on Monday October 12th and are currently in their second week at school. Unfortunately, corona virus cases started rising from the moment they reopened threatening their existence in schools. The latest high cases reported daily have left parents worried about the safety of their children in schools. The ministry of health and other experts have warned that Kenya has entered into the second wave of covid-19 outbreak. In light of this new development,
The Kenya National Parents Association Chairman Nicholas Maiyo now says Bus fare, motivation fees and other additional luxurious is not part of the school. Speaking to the press in Eldoret Maiyo said parents should not pay such additional levies. “As parents, we support fully the call by CS Education George Mgaoha of sending home students who haven’t paid their fees but we are against parents being charged additional levies such as transport, bus fee among others,” said Maiyo while speaking to the press in Eldoret town.
Parents are calling upon the Ministry of Education to extend the period of paying next term’s school fees, saying the financial burden has been so overwhelming for them. The calls comes as schools officially break for a week’s holiday, ahead of the Christmas and New Year festive seasons.
Primary school heads have advocated for the closure of residential secondary schools, criticizing the institutions for promoting student indiscipline. They recommended transforming secondary boarding schools into day-learning institutions to allow parents to inculcate discipline in their children. The appeal came against the backdrop of growing incidences of indiscipline in boarding schools, as evidenced by huge property destruction and learning disruption.
Education CS George Magoha has warned school heads against increasing school fees after some national public schools issued a fee structure of Ksh80,000 from the recommended Ksh53,554. The schools raised the fees arguing that the money would be used to improve infrastructure, purchase sanitisers among other requirements. The issue was raised by the Kenya National Parents Association (KNPA) which claimed that some of its members had decried the increase of the tuition fee terming it frivolous. "What we
A section of Kenyans are now calling on President Uhuru Kenyatta to come in over what they termed as his Cabinet Secretary, refusal to fire a group of principals who have blatantly refused to obey his executive order on fees to be charged in all the public secondary schools.
School fees tussle as Magoha warns on increase, Over 56,000 learners to miss school, among the education news in the headlines this morning. Find out more. 1. School Fees Tussle as Magoha Warns on Increase Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has sent a stern warning to headteachers planning to violate fees guidelines. This comes after a parents' association recorded complaints about elevated fees charged by schools. "The Kenya National Parents Association said some of their members had complained that
The Kenya Primary school heads wish the government to do away with boarding schools. During their conference meeting held in Mombasa last Tuesday the heads saw that the abolition of boarding secondary schools will be a way to reduce students tumult which has become a disaster in most Kenyan schools recently.
Migori Branch of Kenya National Parents Association has pleaded with the government to consider their request regarding the payment of school fees once the schools reopen. The plea was given by the Migori Branch KNPA chairperson, Mr. Odondi where he claimed that parents have lost their jobs and businesses due to Covid-19 pandemic, requesting the government to consider school fees cuts once schools reopen. "Most parents have been affected by the pandemic and the money which they paid in the first term had also
Grade 4, class 8 and form 4 students reopened schools last week Monday which was on 12th of October. But its unfortunate that since they opened, there has been an increasing number of new covid 19 infections that has threatened their existence in school. The ministry has been contemplating on opening for the other classes, the class 5-7. Grade 1-3 and form 1-3 but now this is a matter that has to be put at an halt after the announcements from the ministry of health. On Sunday, the cabinet secretary of Health
The Kenya National Parents Association has supported the move by the government to open schools on October 19, 2020. According to its chairman Nicholas Maiyo, they said the coronavirus curve has flattened therefore need to open schools. "As parents, we support the move by the government to open schools on October 19, 2020. This is a good move since our children have suffered a lot staying at home doing nothing," said the Kenya National Parents Association Chairman while speaking to the press. Schools will open
Many parents have rested for some time now from the steep challenges of school fees, because of covid 19 pandemic. The schools closed down during end tails of March this year, when schools were preparing for end term exams. From the sentiments given by the Kenya National Parents Association Chairman, Nicholas Maiyo during the education press release at KICD on 7th June 2020,it indicated that parents are worried about school fees payment. It is obvious that parents had paid term one fees because the term was