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School Principals Receive Show Cause Letters For Overcharging Fees

Teachers Service Commission has sent show cause letters to at least 200 secondary school principals who flouted education ministry guidelines on school fees.

According to the report by The Standard, heads of the some secondary schools have been put into task to explain why actions should not be taken against them for overcharging parents.

Read also: Kenya Secondary schools fees structure 2021/2022; FSDE Guidelines

“A number of teachers have received show-cause letters and as investigations continue, many more will receive the letters,” said a senior TSC staff.

Some heads asked parents to pay such levies as motivation fees, examination fees, project money and trustees fund.

Earlier on when schools reopened for term one 2021, TSC boss warned heads of institution agaisnt charging extra levies.

“I direct that all heads of schools stick to stipulated school fees and avoid loading parents with unnecessary levies,” Dr Macharia said as schools opened.

However, reports have emerged that some school principals went ahead to use the old fee structure that required parents to cough up to Sh53,000.

Owing to reduced number of weeks in school calendar occassioned by effects of Covid-19, the government reduced this year’s fees by up to Sh8,500.

Basic Education PS Jwan Julius directed that parents with students in national and extra-county schools located in major towns pay a maximum yearly fees of Sh45,000. These towns include; Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisumu, Thika, Nyeri and Eldoret.



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