On January 23, 2023, parents will have problems after the normal school calendar returns.
The calendar thrown out of whack by COVID-19 is finally back.
This can be an incentive for parents who have to pay school fees every month.
However, now that the government has eliminated education subsidies, parents must pay all school fees.
“The calendar has been disrupted due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the calendar will return to normal in January 2023,” he said.
All primary, primary and secondary schools will start on January 23 and close 13 weeks later on April 21.
Students will have a half break from June 29 to July 2 and vacation from August 12 to August 27.
The third term runs from August 28 to November 11, with a December break from November 3 to January 1.
The KCPE national exam is scheduled for three weeks from November 6 to November 9, while the KCSE exam is scheduled for three weeks from November 10 to December 1.
Education Secretary CS Ezekiel Machogu has spoken of government’s decision to waive secondary school fees.
Machgu said the decision at Wajir High Academic last November was due to the normalization of the school calendar.
“From January 23 there will be three terms like before, so the fee structure will be the same as two years ago,” said Machgu.
This is after showing the changes in the tuition fees round sent to the university employees.
“Someone is changing this picture, not in Kenya. It takes other labor to change school fees,” he said.
The ministry has reduced the fees by Sh8,500 due to the school plan created due to COVID-19.
Parents will have to pay Sh53,554 for national schools as was previously cut, the minister said in a statement.
This applies to national and non-regency schools in seven districts.
The revised regulation has been sent to all education directors.
“The provinces are Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisumu, Nyeri, Thika and Eldoret,” he said.
The new directive applies to boarding schools.
The ministry has also classified schools into B category.
Here, the government will provide a subsidy of Sh22,244, equivalent to a full day of schooling.
“The parents paid Sh40,535 to cover the cost of accommodation, maintenance and landscaping,” he said.
Currently, national schools pay Sh45,054, and extra county and county schools pay Sh35,035.
Extra county and county schools pay ksh5,500 less.