MoE school news today . President William Ruto reassured parents nationwide that high school fees for students would not be raised.
This confirmation was made during an address to candidates at Kikuyu Township Primary School in Kiambu County.
Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu affirmed the Head of State’s approval for the maintenance of current high school fees.
Machogu guaranteed that this decision would ensure all Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) candidates secure placements in high schools.
For students accepted into national and extra-county schools, the yearly fees will remain at Ksh53,000,
while those in county schools will be asked to pay Ksh45,000.
MoE school news today
The CS emphasized the distribution of exams to all schools and reassured Kenyans that the government would not increase fees for Form 1 students.
He highlighted the fee structure for national and extra-county versus county schools.
Furthermore, Machogu reported that 1,415,315 pupils had registered for the national exams, the final administration of the KCPE since its inception in 1985.
He also mentioned that all candidates participating in the inaugural Kenya Primary School Education Assessment would progress to Grade 7.
During the event, Ruto guaranteed opportunities for all candidates, irrespective of their performance in the national exams,
emphasizing that every Kenyan child would have an educational progression path.
Addressing the children, Ruto encouraged confidence and the best efforts during the exams,
assuring that each Kenyan child would have an educational pathway to the next level.
Previously, concerns had been raised by parents regarding pressure from school principals to increase fees due to the rising cost of living.
Principals were reportedly using tactics such as hiking the prices of school uniforms and coercing parents to purchase supplies from specific stores.