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Magoha Warns School Heads Against Disregarding Fee Guidelines

by Cynthia Nabwire
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Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has cautioned secondary school heads against flouting the government fee guidelines.

He accused them of increasing the fees, and thus adversely affecting parents.

Speaking at Embu County Primary School during a tour of learning institutions in the region, Magoha said: “They should stop before we expose and punish them.”

He noted that parents were struggling to survive and, therefore, could not meet more learning costs for their children.

He said: “It is inhuman to punish parents during the Covid-19 pandemic.”

He also warned against sending the students home for fees.

He added: “There are some students whose parents can’t raise fees. Such students should be spared.”

However, he urged the parents who are financially stable to pay up so that school programmes can run uninterrupted.

The Education CS also dismissed claims that the government had not released funds for the free education programme.

He noted that Ksh14.6 billion had already been remitted to schools.

Magoha said: “Those claiming that money has not been released are not being rational.”

Speaking of the basic needs, Magoha said that 1.7 million pupils would receive sanitary towels across the country.

The school feeding programme at a cost of Ksh1.8 billion would be rolled out in the dry areas.

He said: “For children from these areas to remain in school, they must be supplied with food.”

However, the CS assured Kenyans that preparations for the KCPE and KCSE examinations had been completed.

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