Prof. Magoha has given strict orders to call the students back to class so that teaching may proceed as usual.
This is in response to the fact that school capitation had already reached school accounts as of Monday.
Government has already provided cash to schools, therefore we want to ask principals to cease sending kids home for school fees, said Prof. Magoha.
CS Magoha noted that complaints of children being pulled out of schools in significant numbers due to fee arrears, particularly in Nyandarua County, had been received by the ministry.
“We must be considerate of parents and refrain from sending children home because the month has not yet ended because the funds we disbursed should have reached school bank accounts by Monday, ” stated Prof. Magoha.
The Principal Secretary for Basic Education Julius Jwan also cautioned schools against asking for more fees.
The PS stated that schools must adhere to the ministry’s fee policies.
According to Dr. Jwan, the ministry has heard of various schools across the nation charging pupils additional fees.
We get a lot of complaints every day from students who were expelled for failing to pay their lunch or motivation fees, according to Dr. Jwan.
The PS ordered Ministry of Education field officers to submit thorough reports on any schools that disobeyed ministry regulations and issued a warning that they would be held accountable for any school that requested extra levies.
Most students also returned to school with unpaid fees, which forced organizations to place credit orders with their numerous vendors.
Since then, parents have attributed the failure to pay tuition to the school’s busy academic schedule and the challenging economic climate of the nation.
As per to Prof. Magoha, principals have no justification for sending home kids with unpaid fees.
The children shouldn’t be sent home because the month hasn’t even ended, he advised. Instead, you can work with their parents to make sure they pay their fees.