CS. Machogu issues clarification on 2023 fee increment for all secondary schools
The Education Cabinet Secretary hon. Ezekiel Machogu has clarified a move by the government to scrap the subsidy on secondary school fees.
While giving a speech at Wajir High school on Wednesdays, machogu individuals that the move was as a result of a return to normalcy in the school calendar.
In a statement machogu said, “From January 23, we will have three terms the way it used to be before so the fees structure remains the same as that of two years ago,”
This statement comes after a circular addressed to senior education officials indicated the changes in school fees.
He added”Anybody saying the figure has been changed, that is not here in Kenya. Changing school fees would need another taskforce,”
As a result of the compressed school calendar which was occasioned by Covid-19, the ministry had reduced fees by Sh8,500.
Asper to a circular from the ministry, the parents will have to pay Sh53,554 for national schools, as was before the reduction.
The above figure will apply to national and extra county schools in seven counties.
Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisumu, Nyeri, Thika and Eldoret schools will be affected.
Note that these new directive applies to boarding schools.
Education ministry has also categorized the schools into category B.
The government will provide Sh22,244 subsidy which is equal for learners in a day school.
Part of the circular reads “In order to meet the cost of boarding as well as maintenance and improvement parents will pay Sh40,535,”
At the moment, national Schools pay Sh45,054 while the Extra County and County schools pay Sh35,035.
Then the extra county and county schools would pay Sh5,500 less.