Fees, uniform burden for parents as packed school calendar starts

Patmat Bookshop and Uniforms Store

Attendants serve parents and their children at Patmat Bookshop and Uniforms Store in Nakuru town on December 28, 2020. Parents are already flocking bookshops and uniform shops in preparation for the reopening of schools next week.

Photo credit: Cheboite Kigen | Nation Media Group 

What you need to know:

  • On Monday, retail outlets across the country were crowded with shoppers buying school items ahead of next week’s reopening.
  • On Monday, retail outlets across the country were crowded with shoppers buying school items ahead of next week’s reopening.

Prices of school uniforms and text books have risen by nearly 30 per cent, piling the burden on parents who must clear tuition arrears and pay fees for an extra term next year.

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