CS Machogu Dismisses Reports On School Fees Increment

Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu has allayed fears that there will be school fees increments for secondary schools.

This follows reports indicating that there is a proposal to increase school fees for the year 2023/2024 which attracted censures from leaders.

Dismissing the report on Monday, CS Machogu said that the school fees will remain the same until further notice.

“Also to assure Kenyans that your government is not increasing the fees when they go to Form One and all of them who are here are going to be placed in Form One,” said Machogu.

“It is Ksh. 53,000 for national schools and extra-county schools and Ksh.45,000 for county schools and it is going to remain as such.”

Machogu was speaking at Kikuyu Township Primary School in Kiambu County where he witnessed the kick-off of the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) examinations.

The reported proposal was ostensibly seeking to alter fee amounts to an annual increment of Ksh.19,000 for high schools and Ksh.5,000 for day schools.

Leaders allied to the opposition, led by Yatta MP Robert Basil, were quick to oppose the proposal as they urged President William Ruto to intervene on the matter.

They instead wanted the government to offer free education and scale up literacy levels in the country.

“I urge the president to have sympathy for Kenyans and lower the cost of living. I have seen the proposal to increase school fees for high schools and we urge the president to maintain the fees where they currently,” said MP Basil at a past event.

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