Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu says School Fees has not been raised for public schools and is instead reverting to rates charged before the COVID-19 pandemic as the school calendar year regains normalcy.
Notably, before COVID-19, the annual fee for county school tuition was KSH 40,000.
After the pandemic, however, this was lowered to KSH 35,000 due to a reduction in the length of the school year, with the first and second terms now lasting just ten weeks and the third term only nine weeks.
Due to the anticipated return to a more traditional academic calendar in the coming year, parents and students may anticipate an increase in tuition costs.
Machogu spoke in Wajir as Schools across the country closed with learners starting a two month holiday.
Children have already begun the long break that will end on January 23 next year, so Machogu’s remark is opportune.
The closure of schools this week will pave way for three national exams;
1.Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA)
2.Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE)
3.Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
All these exams are set to beqin from next week.