No Fees Increment For Schools- Machogu Says

No Fees Increment For Schools- Machogu Says

No Fees Increment For Schools- Machogu Says

Parents have been reassured by Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu that the Ministry has no plans to increase the cost of education for Form One students who will be entering high school in 2024. This remark was delivered by Machogu on Monday at an occasion in Kikuyu, where he and President William Ruto observed the beginning of the KCPE and KPSEA exams. He stressed that there would be no increase in tuition as children advance to Form One and that the fees for secondary institutions would stay the same.

Machogu emphasized that pupils attending county secondary schools will continue  to pay Sh45,000 annually, while those attending national secondary schools and  extra county schools now pay Sh53,000. He reiterated that these charge schedules wouldn’t change. Furthermore, the CS attested to the fact that there are enough Form One student  placements available in high schools throughout the nation.

He said that he had evidence that the  test papers had been sent to every exam  center in the country as soon as the exams  started. In addition to the 1,415,315 applicants  who took part in the most recent KCPE  exam, 1,282,574 Grade 6 students are  currently completing the KPSEA exam. The exams are planned to take place for  three days, ending on Wednesday,  November 1.

Chairman of the National Parents Association Silas Obuhatsa reiterated the guarantee of no fee hike, claiming that no talks regarding price increases had taken place within the government. He rejected reports that the administration was releasing new fee schedules, labeling them as misinformation from the media.Obuhatsa underlined that when schools closed, the pre-COVID-19 pricing schedule was available. The Kilemi Mwiria taskforce has suggested reasonable prices for parents, he added.

Obuhatsa made it clear that the government had not officially received the fee hike proposal that was ascribed to Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association Chairman Indimuli Kahi. He clarified that it was just a proposal made because of the difficult economic conditions in the nation.Obuhatsa stressed that school management boards and parents would work together to decide on the best course of action, should the Ministry find the suggestion essential.

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