Principals are Warned by CS Machogu as Schools Reopen
Principals are Warned by CS Machogu as Schools Reopen. Ezekiel Machogu, the cabinet secretary for education, has warned secondary school administrators against hiking tuition when classes resume for the third term. On August 30, Machogu stressed during a speech at Kakamega High School that any administrator seen requesting extra tuition from parents would face appropriate disciplinary action.
He reassured parents that the government would not allow school administrators to raise tuition, saying that parents should expect to pay the amount decided by the government, with national schools costing Ksh 53,000 annually.
No principle or board of school administration, according to Machogu, “is supposed to increase even one cent out of the amount that has been allocated since we recognize that parents are also going through a lot of financial challenges.
Any principal discovered to be requesting extra money from the parents will be subject to the appropriate sanctions.
Secondary school tuition was originally set at Ksh 53,554 for National Schools and Ksh 40,535 for other categories, according to a February announcement from the Ministry of Education.
Additionally, the Ministry issued a directive instructing field education officers to identify schools that are collecting illegal fees and report them to CS Machogu.