During the launch of the Form One selection held in the Institute of Curriculum Development on Monday cs magoha announced that some of the items that unnecessarily increase the cost of Form One admission should be omitted from the list of requirements.
In a statement magoha said that “To avoid overburdening parents, I direct principals to stop listing unnecessary items,”
Professor magoha also instructed all principals to admit all students allocated to their institutions as well as those who have not paid full school fees.
According to the CS, some of these items, including exercise books, are listed as mandatory but are provided for by the government therefore schools have been asked to stop locking out students who do not have some of the listed items
Professor Magoha also Said that the ministry is committed to ensure parents and guardians with learners joining Form One are not overburdened with unnecessary requirements that increase the cost of education.
He added that stern action will be taken against all the school principals who deny learners the opportunity to further their education.
Magoha further instructed schools to fully adhere to fees guidelines.
All parents were asked to only pay fees set by the ministry and to report to the nearest education office any cases where a student is turned away for not paying the extra fees some school heads charge or the other levies.
Those parents and guardians who are challenged should take their obligations seriously by ensuring compliance payment of school fees in boarding schools.
The ministry further called all members of the public to report any cases of learners who fail to join Form One.
CS Magoha further said, that in this year , Sh62 billion has been released under Free Day Secondary Education.
Magoha indicated in a statement that “We have cut the cost of secondary education by 75 per cent and even those in boarding are only required to pay money for feeding and a few other things because the capitation money is remitted.”
Also at least to 9,000 students who sat last year’s KCPE exams will get fully-paid Elimu Scholarships for the four years of secondary education