Teachers: Cash shortage has affected running of schools

Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association national vice- chair Indimuli Kahi (left) TSC Chief Executive Nancy Macharia and chairperson Dr. Lydia Nzomo at a past event. Secondary school heads have called on the Education ministry to fast-track approval of extra levies. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • A circular by Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i in 2015 barred principals from charging extra levies.
  • Parents were instead required to pay Sh53,000 for boarding and Sh12,000 for day schools.
  • Regulation of school fees by the ministry has left a number of boarding schools reeling in debts.

Secondary school heads have called on the Education ministry to fast-track approval of extra levies for their institutions to enable them complete development projects.

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