On 10th March, 2015, the Government gazetted fees chargeable in schools with a clear provision that any variations shall be done by the Cabinet Secretary whenever necessary through the Government Gazette.
The purpose of this statement is to restate that fees to be levied in schools remain as gazetted in all vote heads in line with the Gazette Notice No. 1555 of March 2015 thus:
|Vote head||Boarding schools of all categories (KES)||Day Schools (KES)||Special Needs Secondary Schools (KES)|
|Teaching Learning Material &Exam||4,792||–||4,792||4,792||–||4,792||4,792||–||4,792|
|BES and Meals/L||–||32,385||32,385||–||–||–||–||26,790||26,790|
|Repairs, Maintenance & Improvement||800||2,392||3,192||800||1,086||1,886||800||800||1,600|
|Local Travel and Transport||800||1,621||2,421||800||1,033||1,833||800||800||1,600|
|Insurance (Medical & Property)||600||1,060||1,660||600||710||1,310||600||860||1,460|
Parents are therefore advised to only pay the amount in the Gazette Notice and report incidents of any students turned away for not paying higher fees to their respective County Directors of Education.
Boards of Management in schools are expected to run schools within the set ceilings with austerity measures in place to ensure that the cost of education is affordable to all parents in order to achieve access and quality education for all children.
County Education Boards must ensure strict compliance with these policy guidelines. They should take appropriate action, including revoking the appointment of any Board of Management in any schools where the guidelines are violated.