List Of School Principals That TSC Has Vowed To Dismiss Due To Fees Hike

Action has been taken against the headmasters of more than 200 secondary schools for defying the order of hike in fees by Cabinet Secretary George Magoha.

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) was directed to decide the fate of school heads who were found liable to charge more fees from parents.

On August 11, the TSC sent a letter to the school principals of the highlighted school seeking answers on the poor performance of primary schools along with the increased school fees contrary to the rules by the Ministry of Education.

High school teachers, who are yet to implement the new fee guidelines, may be in trouble after TSC issues show cause letters to principals flouting the guidelines.

According to KTN, many schools are charging higher fees on the basis of the old circular, while some schools are charging additional levy which is not included in the government circular.

The academic calendar was reduced by 9 weeks and the government reduced school fees by Ksh8,500 for national schools and Ksh5,500 for the rest of the schools.

But many educational institutions are using an old circular which has pegged the annual fee for parents at Ksh53,000. In the new circular, schools under Category A that are national and extra-county schools in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Nyeri Thika and Eldoret were to charge Ksh45,000 under parental obligation.

Schools in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Nyeri Thika and Eldoret besides other parts of the country under B category schools were expected to charge Ksh35,000 from learners under parental obligation. But the school heads ignored the rules.

KTN indicated any school, Nakuru Girls High School, Mbita High, Nyaburu Girls High, St George Girls Second. The schools, Kathiani Girls’ High School, Kakamega High School, Moi Kapsovar Girls’ High School and Offafa Jericho High School, charged students Ksh53,554, ignoring the new directive levying a fee of Ksh45,000.

Schools like Naginda Girls, Karangare Sec. The school and Nyamira Boys High, which were to charge the parents, were stuck on the old fee of Ksh35,000 and the parents used to charge Ksh40,535.

Other schools like Muranga High and Sironga Girls High charged parents more than the old fee circular. Both the schools asked the parents to pay Ksh63,900 and Ksh55,554 respectively.

A letter to all school principals, PS Paul Kibbett said school heads would face muses for charging more than what was set by the government.

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