Don’t pay any extra fees to schools, Matiang'i tells parents

Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i (left) speaks with newly elected National Parents Association Chairman Nicholas Maiyo at Kenya Institute of Curriculum Education Development (KICD) on October 5, 2016. Dr Matiang’i has told parents not to pay any fees beyond what is stipulated in the official guidelines. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Dr Matiang’i said schools charging extra levies should post the letters of authorisation from him on the schools’ notice boards.
  • He also appealed to parents to be actively involved in the education of children.
  • Dr Matiang’i disclosed that the government had spent Sh350 billion to finance free primary education (since 2003) and the free day secondary education (since 2008).
  • Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang urged parents to visit dormitories where their children sleep.

Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has told parents not to pay any fees beyond what is stipulated in the official guidelines.

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