Kenya: Magoha orders fees refund for secondary school parent

The ministry of education has ordered public secondary schools to refund parents fees charged besides that which government has recommended.

The Education Ministry further outlawed schools from sending students home for failing to clear arrears that exceed the set fees.

The recommended fees for national schools is set at sh45,054, county schools at sh35,035 and day schools are free.

“Any fees collected above the revised guidelines be refunded or treated as prepayment of fees for continuing students… No child will be sent away for non-payment of such fees,” the circular dated August 9 reads.

The circular notes that the ministry had received complaints on schools are charging illegal levies outside the guidelines.