Parents with children enrolled in all National and Extra County Schools in Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisumu, Nyeri, Thika, and Eldoret will now pay a total of Ksh 53,554 per year instead of the Ksh 45,000
Parents with children in boarding schools will have to dig deeper into their pockets in order to finance their children’s education after the government through the ministry of education issues new fee guidelines for 2023 bringing to an end the subsidized fee program introduced in the 2021 school calendar.
According to the new guidelines, issued by the outgoing principal secretary in the state department for Early Learning and Basic Education, Dr. Julius Jwan dated November 15th, 2022, Parents with children enrolled in all National and Extra County Schools in Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisumu, Nyeri, Thika, and Eldoret will now pay a total of Ksh 53,554 per year instead of the Ksh 45,000
Rather than paying the current Ksh 35,000 annually, parents whose children attend boarding and Extra County schools in other regions will now pay Ksh 40,535
This will cover tuition (teaching, learning resources, and exams), for which the government has allotted Ksh 4,144; medical/insurance costs (Ksh 2,000); activities (Ksh 1,500); and the Ksh 200 allocated for Strengthening of Mathematics and Science in Secondary Education (SMASSE).
Additionally, Ksh 5,000 is given for other vote heads, such as maintenance and improvement, (local travel and transportation, power, and employee emoluments (Ksh 9,400)).
From January of the next year, parents whose children attend special needs schools will pay Ksh 12,790 annually instead of Ksh 10,860, while the government will provide a subsidy of Ksh 53,807 annually per student
The Ministry added that the National Education Management Information System (NEMIS) will be used to collect enrollment information on December 15, 2022, March 31, 2023, and June 30, 2023 in order to provide government subsidies to all public schools.
The government previously provided financial support for the charges parents were paying for the 2021–2022 school year, despite the fact that there were only 30 weeks in the year rather than the usual 39.
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