Education CS Professor George Magoha has disclosed that parents should only pay tuition fees when schools re-open.
Magoha was speaking after a meeting with education stakeholders at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Developers today.
The education CS also warned school heads against sending children home due to incomplete fees. He insisted that education is free, and every child has the right to education.
Magoha also noted that teachers in boarding schools should come up with ways of dealing with such cases.
Magoha, however, made it clear that students in private schools should pay their fees. He further urged parents who could no longer afford private schools to take their children to public schools.
The education CS also stated that 75% of secondary schools are day schools. This means that students in these schools will go to school for free as the government has taken care of the tuition fee.
Magoha’s directives come after Nicholas Maiyo, Kenya Parents Association chair, urged the government to address the fee issue. He explained that a majority of the parents had depleted their savings with the pandemic.
Magoha has in turn instructed teachers to report to schools by latest Monday the 28th of September 2020.