Education Cabinet Secretary, George Magoha on Thursday, August 18, pleaded with school heads not to send children home for fees over harsh economic times.
The CS was speaking at Mary Leakey Girls High School in Kiambu County during the commissioning of two Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) classrooms.
“Because we are in very difficult times, I plead with school heads not to send children home for fees during these economic times,” Magoha noted
Schools reopened today after a two-week break, occasioned by August 9 elections. The second half of the term is expected to run until September 16, according to the revised calendar from the Ministry of Education.
Parents across the country have been forced to dig deeper into their pockets to pay school fees with condensed terms after the government reviewed the school calendar.
The Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) national exams for the 2022 academic year are scheduled to take place between November 28 and December 23.
1.27 million candidates have enrolled to take the Grade Six exam, which will be administered between November 28 and 30, as part of the new curriculum that will allow them to enroll in junior secondary schools.
The CS made it clear that beginning in January 2023, day scholars will make up the majority of junior secondary students. ” This is not the time to say I want my child to go to a national school. That can wait till the ninth year. In the junior high schools, the majority of the students will be day scholars.”