Machakos school heads warned against hiking school fees

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The question, what ails our education system begs as students force sudden closure of school.

Government representatives have called Machakos school heads against hiking school fees.

Mohammed Abbas, Matungulu DC urged parents and students to demand for school receipts upon payment of scool fees.

He further called for those with complain to report to his office or any nearest County Director of Education with Full details and evidence

The government has warned school administrators against asking parents to pay more than the Government’s released fees structure.

June 2021, the government released a new school fees structure for all secondary schools under the government’s Free Day Secondary Education (FDSE) programme. The structure will be enforced from July 26, 2021 to March 4, 2022.

In the new structure, learners in national and extra-county schools in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Eldoret, Thika and Nyeri will pay Sh45,000 per year, Sh10,000 less than the Sh55,000 they have been paying annually.

Those in county and sub-county schools in the rest of the country will pay Sh35,000 while those in special-needs schools will pay Sh10,680, some Sh21,920 less than the Sh32,600 they have been remitting yearly after government reduced the learning period from 39 weeks to 30.

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