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Schools heads warned against increasing school fees

21 January 2014, 10:13

Nairobi - The Acting Senior Director of Education in the Ministry of Education, Martin Orwa, has cautioned secondary schools principals against increasing school fees.

He said it was contrary to the Ministry’s guidelines and thus, schools that were increasing the fees would face full force of the law if it was established they hiked fees.

“They should also be guided by the Basic Education Act 2013 section 29 that has clear provision on charges. There will be challenges and we know there have been challenges but we address them as they come. Time has come you should know as a principal, knowing your responsibility as a manager. There is a lot of policy, read under the Education Act,” said Orwa.

Parents have been complaining since the beginning of the year over the increased school fees.

It has been reported that some schools have doubled the fees.

Principals in most schools have ignored the directive issued by the government and instead set their own fee structures much to the disappointment of parents who claimed if the government did not intervene in the matter then their children risked missing the Form One admission. 

He further added that students were not supposed to be forced to repeat a class and that repeating should only be allowed by a request from either the student or the parent.

“No student is supposed to repeat class unless otherwise the student has requested the parent,” added Orwa.

– CAJ News


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