KUPPET wants ministry to increase school fees, cites tough economic times

The directive meant National Schools would pay Sh 45,054.

In Summary

• KUPPET secretary general Akello Misori said most boarding schools are now struggling to deal with tough economic times.

• In July 2021, Magoha announced a reduction in secondary school fees due to the short nature of the 2021 school calendar.

KUPPET SG Akello Misori during the launch of the live streaming program at Alliance girls Kikuyu on 26, January 2022.
KUPPET SG Akello Misori during the launch of the live streaming program at Alliance girls Kikuyu on 26, January 2022.
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Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers now wants the ministry to reinstate school fees which was reduced during the pandemic.

KUPPET secretary general Akello Misori said most boarding schools are now struggling to deal with tough economic times.

In July 2021, Magoha announced a reduction in secondary school fees due to the short nature of the 2021 school calendar.

National schools now pay Sh8,500 less while Extra-County and County schools pay Sh5,500 less.

The directive meant National Schools would pay Sh45,054 while the Extra County and County schools pay Sh35,035.

"Prices of cereals, other foodstuffs and essentials like cooking oil have more than doubled over the last years alone," Misori said.

He urged the government to come in and rescue, especially boarding schools which have to provide accommodation and meals in schools.

Misori noted that the increased price of commodities is affecting even boarding school management.

"In light of current economic conditions, the government must urgently provide new guidelines on school fees to avoid any misunderstanding between stakeholders in education," he added.


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