Education stakeholders in Lake Region have supported the proposed new secondary school fee structure by a task force led by former Education Assistant Minister Kilemi Mwiria and asked the government to implement it so as to ease the burden to parents.
The task-force recommendation will saw the cost of secondary school education reduce drastically upon the implementation.
Nyanza Parents Association Chairman, Jackson Ogweno said the move will boost student’s admission as well as boost education sector.
Ogweno told Kisumu News that the new fee structure will be a reprieve to parents adding that the initial school fee was exorbitant to parents and beyond reach.
He added that many students have missed national school slots due to exorbitant school fee.
According to the report the highest and lowest secondary school fees is set to be KES. 52, 279 and KES. 13, 708 respectively.
Speaking to Kisumu News Mr. Ogweno called for close supervision upon the implementation of the newly proposed secondary school fees.
He however said the report should not be abandoned like many other reports which Kenyans have witnessed but put into action to allow more students to pursue their education.
However, Kisumu County Chairman Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers Zablon Awange says the proposal of the task-force is inadequate.
Awange challenged the government to fulfill its pledge of paying secondary school fee to offload the burden on parents.
He further asked the government to remove VAT placed on educational materials to cushion schools from the high cost.
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