Amount in School Fees That Parents Will Pay from January 2023
Secondary school parents will now dig deep into their pockets to cater for school fees starting January 2023.
This is after the ministry of education has done away with a subsidy that had been introduced to secondary school fees.
Due to the compressed school calendar which was occasioned by Covid 19, the ministry reduced fees by Sh8,500.
According to a circular from the ministry, parents will have to pay Sh53,554 for national schools, as was before the reduction.
Currently, national Schools pay Sh45,054 while the Extra County and County schools pay Sh35,035.
But come next year, children in national and extra-county schools will pay Sh53,554, up from the current Sh45,054.
Learners in county and sub-county boarding secondary schools will be required to part with Sh40,535 per year, up from KSh 35,000.
“In order to meet the cost of boarding as well as maintenance and improvement parents will pay Sh40,535,” the circular reads.
This will apply to national and extra county schools in seven counties.
The new guidelines were written to all county directors of education and signed by early learning and basic education PS Julius Jwan.
“The counties are Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisumu, Nyeri, Thika and Eldoret,” the circular reads.
The new directive applies to boarding schools.
Parents of learners in day schools will continue to pay lunch fees as the government will continue settling their Sh22,400 tuition fee and other expenses.