Parents across the country have grown anxious fearing increased charges after Covid-19 Education Response Committee settled on Monday, October 19 as the school reopening date. Several parents also feared that fee charges would be increased in public and private schools as parents would be required to add facemasks as well as hand sanitisers to their children's budget. Besides school fees, parents are expected to foot fees for admission, school uniform, development, transport and for reference materials such as the bible, atlas, dictionary and hymn books. For public schools, the state pays Ksh22,244 annually for every student in secondary and Ksh1,420 for a primary school pupil. The Education committee, which is set to present its proposals to CS Magoha on Monday, September 21, offered two recommendations for school reopening.
Source: Daily Nation September 21, 2020 04:18 UTC