Education Ministry directs fees refund for public secondary Schools parents
Education CS Prof. George Magoha photo
Education CS Prof. George Magoha.

The Education Ministry directs public secondary schools to refund parents fees charged besides the authority has approved.


The Education Ministry in an announcement additional banned schools from sending students home for missing to clear any extra arrears that exceed the set fees.


The suggested fees for national schools is set at Sh45,054, county schools at Sh35,035 while day schools are free.


“Any fees collected above the revised guidelines be refunded or treated as prepayment of fees for continuing students… No child will be sent away for non-payment of such fees,” the notice dated August 9 reads.


The circular marks that the ministry had collected grievances on schools are imposing illegal dues outside the stipulated structure.


Education PS Paul Kibet said any fees obtained above the amended guidelines be refunded or interpreted as prepayment of fees for proceeding students.


“Any fees collected above the revised guidelines be refunded or treated as prepayment of fees for continuing students… No child will be sent away for non-payment of such fees,” the circular dated August 9 reads.


Kibet additional noted that any unreported school accrediting illegal levies cases will attract penalties on the responsible officer.


“Your reports should be submitted to director secondary via the email address given for compiling and further processing,” he said.


The Ministry of Education additional organised county directors to report schools that are charging illegal fees with quick effect.


After reports, some schools proceed to charge fees outside the guidelines, leading to anxiety from the parents and guardians.


In a circular on Tuesday, Education Principal Secretary said all county and sub-county directors of education should do so without fail.


“Any school that desires to charge amounts above the stipulated fees must make a formal request to the cabinet secretary and will only charge after written authorization has been granted,” he said.

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