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DO NOT Raise Secondary School Fees – MoE Warns Principals

The Ministry of Education has today warned Schoolheads and Principals not to increase Secondary School fees for the year 2020.

Through the ministry’s digital communication platform, the warning stated that “the ministry of Education has not asked Secondary Schools to raise School fees”.

The Ministry says that the 2019 school fees guidelines are still in force in the year 2020.

“Any School that increases School fees should be reported to the Ministry”, ends the communication.

The warning to heads of secondary schools about fees increment comes barely four days before the schools open for term one of the 2020 school calendar.

Education CS Gave School Principals Power to Charge Parents Extra Fees

At the start of 2019, school Principals through their association KESSHA started demanding for an increase in school fees charges in secondary schools.

KESSHA claimed that the Ministry of Education was slashing more than half of the funds that are allocated as the Free Day Secondary Education, FDSE.


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Prof George Magoha, while addressing the KEPSHA delegates conference on 3rd of December 2019, gave the school heads greenlight to charge parents extra levies.

The Education CS was very categorical in his speech as he said the School Principals could levy parents only for the establishment and improvement of schools’ infrastructure.

Parents Protest Increased Secondary School Fees

Several parents have continued to complain of increased hidden charges by schools.

The parents complain that some schools have devised methods of collecting money from them even without the Ministry’s head office approvals.


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While defending himself after his speech of the 3rd of December 2019, Prof Magoha said, the levies would help ease the burden on Government especially on school infrastructure. 

Approved 2020 Secondary School Fees Structure

Here are the official school fees structures for secondary schools as indicated and approved by the Ministry of Education:

1. Boarding Schools 2020 Fees Structure for Category A: National and Extra-County Schools

The following 2020 Fee Structure covers All National schools and Extra county schools in Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisumu, Nyeri, Thika, and Eldoret.

Item
G.O.K
Parent
Total
1
Teaching, Learning Materials & Exams
4,144
0
4,144
2
Boarding Equipment & Stores
0.00
30,385
30,385
3
Maintenance & Improvement
5,000
2,000
7,000
4
Other Vote Heads
9,400
20,371
29,771
5
Activity Fees
1,500
798
2,298
6
Medical & Insurance
2,000
0.00
2,000
7
SMASSE
200
0.00
200
8
Total School Fees
22,244
53,554
75,798

Transport, Administration, Personnel emolument, Electricity, and Local travel are all summed up as Other Vote Heads

2. Boarding Schools 2020 Fees Structure for Category B National Schools and Extra-County Schools

Boarding Schools 2020 Fee Structure for All National schools and Extra county schools OUT of Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisumu, Nyeri, Thika and Eldoret

Item
G.O.K
Parent
Total (Ksh)
1
Teachiing, Learning Materials & Exams
4,144
0
4,144
2
Boarding Equipment & Stores
0.00
25,385
25,385
3
Maintenance & Improvement
5,000
2,000
7,000
4
Other Vote Heads
9,400
12,900
22,300
5
Activity Fees
1,500
250
1,750
6
Medical & Insurance
2,000
0.00
2,000
7
SMASSE
200
0.00
200
8
Total School Fees
22,244
40,535
62,779

3. Boarding Schools 2020 Fees Structure for All Special Needs Schools

Item

G.O.K

Parent

Total

(Ksh)

1
Teachiing, Learning Materials & Exams
4,144.00
0
4,144.00
2
Boarding Equipment & Stores
23,220
10,790
34,010
3
Maintenance & Improvement
5,000
2,000
7,000
4
Other Vote Heads
9,400
0.00
9,400
5
Activity Fees
1,500
0.00
1,500
6
Medical & Insurance
2,000
0.00
2,000
7
Top Up
12,510
0.00
12,510
8
SMASSE
200
0.00
200
9
Total School Fees
57,974
12,790
70,764

4. Day Schools: 2020 Fees Structure for All Day Schools

The Government will fully pay all Free day school fees. This is Ministry’s continuation of the Free Day Schools Programme.

Each enrolled student will receive the following Capitation:

Item

Amount

(Ksh)

1
Tuition
4,144
2
Medical/ Insurance
2,000
3
Activity
1,500
4
SMASSE
200
5
Other Vote Heads
9,400
6
Maintenance and Improvement
5,000
7
Grand Total
22,244

How to Contact Ministry of Education to Report Increase in Secondary School Fees

For Complaints about Increased Secondary School Fees, contact the ministry of Education using the following details;


State Department of Science and Technology
P.O BOX 9583-00200
Nairobi,Kenya
Jogoo House B,Harambee Avenue
Tel: +254-020-3318581
Fax: +254-020-251991
Email:info@scienceandtechnology.go.ke


State Department of Education
P.O Box 30040-00100
Nairobi, Kenya
Jogoo House B, Harambee Avenue
Tel: +254-020-3318581
Fax: +254-020-20214287
Email: info@education.go.ke


Directorate of Technical Education
24th Floor, Teleposta Towers,
Nairobi,
Tel: 2242392


Directorate of Higher Education
26th floor, Teleposta Towers,
Nairobi,
Tel: 2217210/1/2/4/6/9


Directorate of Research Management and Development
Utalii House,
Tel: 2219420 ,2218655, 310571


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