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Schools Re-opening: Good News On School Fees After Govt’s New Move

Job Maangi



Photo: President Uhuru kenyatta addressing the nation

During the state of the nation address President Uhuru Kenyatta directed the ministry of Education cabinet secretary Professor George Magoha to sit down with his committee and deliberate on schools re-opening calendar.

The Education ministry is expected to meet this week for a discussion in regards to the safe resumption of learning in the Institutions of learning and the strategies that will be laid to recover the lost academic year.

Parents are in dilemma Concerning the payment of school fees come next because most of them have been adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

There is anxiety amongst over 10 million Learners who have had a prolonged stay at home over the deadly Corona virus disease that has claimed many People’s lives.

Nicholas Maiyo, the National Parents Association chairman,”we will have to calculate the cost of the Learners stay at school so as not to burden the parents.”
Parents have continued to make an outcry concerning the re-opening that the government should relook on the school fees payment since the stay at school will be short.

Education Chief Administrative Secretary Zack Kinuthia while speaking to daily nation revealed that the government will ensure that the school fees payment will match the duration which the leaners will spend at school.

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In the normal school calendar the Kenyan government pays Sh22,244 fees per child per year, with parents in day schools asked to pay lunch fees of about Sh9,374 per year.
On the other hand Boarding schools receive in between Sh40,000 and Sh53,000 per child per year.

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