The Government of Kenya through the Ministry of Education has released the 2022-2023 school fees guidelines for all secondary schools in Kenya.

The new school fees structure is for all Boarding and Day schools in Kenya. The fees guidelines are for all Sub County, County, Extra County and National Schools.

The Government of Kenya will continue to offer free day schooling for learners in Day schools. These learners will only be charged lunch fees.

All learners in public schools receive a Government subsidy (Capitation) of KES. 22,244.00 annually as shown below (in table 1).

 Table 1: FDSE Structure

S/NO. ITEM AMOUNT (KES)
1 Tuition 4,144.00
2 Medical/ Insurance 2,000.00
3 Activity 1,500.00
4 SMASSE 200.00
5 Other Vote Heads 9,400.00
6 Maintenance and Improvement 5,000.00
7 Grand Total 22,244.00

Other vote heads: local travel and transport, Administration, Electricity, Personnel emolument.

Disbursement of capitation to schools will done in the ratio 50:30:20.

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 Boarding Schools Fees

The government provides capitation for each learner in a boarding school that is equal to capitation for each learner in a day school. In order to meet the cost of boarding, parents are expected to pay the boarding fees applicable to different categories of schools and location.

Tables 3, 4 and 5 below provide the details of the fees.

Table 3: 2022/2023 Boarding school’s fees structure- category A*

S/NO. VOTE HEAD G.O.K PARENT TOTAL
1 Teaching, Learning Materials & Exams 4,144.00 4,144.00
2 Boarding Equipment & Stores 0.00 24,935.00 24,935.00
3 Maintenance & Improvement 5,000.00 2,000.00 7,000.00
4 Other Vote Heads 9,400.00 17,267.00 26,667.00
5 Activity Fees 1,500.00 798.00 2,298.00
6 Medical & Insurance 2,000.00 0.00 2,000.00
7 SMASSE 200.00 0.00 200.00
8 Total School Fees 22,244.00 45,000.00 67,244.00

*Other vote heads Local travel and transport, Administration. Electricity, Personnel emolument.

 Schools classified as Category A are:

  • All National schools and
  • Extra county schools that are located in the following towns: Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisumu, Nyeri, Thika and Eldoret ONLY.
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 Table 4: 2022/2023 Boarding schools fees structure- category B*

S/NO. VOTE HEAD G.O.K PARENT TOTAL
1 Teachiing, Learning Materials & Exams 4,144.00 4,144.00
2 Boarding Equipment & Stores 0.00 20,830.00 20,830.00
3 Maintenance & Improvement 5,000.00 2,000.00 7,000.00
4 Other Vote Heads 9,400.00 11,670.00 21,070.00
5 Activity Fees 1,500.00 500.00 2,000.00
6 Medical & Insurance 2,000.00 0.00 2,000.00
7 SMASSE 200.00 0.00 200.00
8 Total School Fees 22,244.00 35,000.00 57,244.00

*Other vote heads Local travel and transport, Administration, Electricity, Personnel emolument.

Schools classified as Category B* are other boarding schools including extra county schools that are located in other areas other than the town of Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisumu, Nyeri, Thika and Eldoret.

Table 5: 2022/2023 Fees Structure for Special Needs Schools

S/NO. VOTE HEAD G.O.K PARENT TOTAL
1 Teachiing, Learning Materials & Exams 4,144.00 4,144.00
2 Boarding Equipment & Stores 19,053.00 8,860.00 27,913.00
3 Maintenance & Improvement 5,000.00 2,000.00 7,000.00
4 Other Vote Heads 9,400.00 0.00 9,400.00
5 Activity Fees 1,500.00 0.00 1,500.00
6 Medical & Insurance 2,000.00 0.00 2,000.00
7 Top Up 12,510.00 0.00 12,510.00
8 SMASSE 200.00 0.00 200.00
9 Total School Fees 53,807.00 10,860.00 67.167.00
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Other vote heads Local travel and transport, Administration. Electricity, Personnel emolument.

Schools classified as Special needs are those schools that cater for learners with impairment e.g visual, physical, hearing and mental.

GOK has enhanced capitation to KES. 53,807.00 distributed in the fees structure shown in Table 5.

The structure includes GOK subsidy of KES. 19,053.00 per learner for Boarding Equipment and stores and a top up grant of 12,510.00 per learner to cater for assistive devices and any additional personnel needed.

Schools are advised to adhere to the fees guidelines provided in the regulations.

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