The teachers service commission has warned school heads against charging extra money from parents. The CEO indicated that school that are found culpable of the heinous act, will face the wrath of the law.
This comes after many parents have raised complaints concerning schools defying the ministry of education directive to reduce the school fees and spreeading extra levies across the term which are not stipulated in the school fees structure
As schools are trying to recover the lost time through the crush program in schools, parents are forced to pay fees every two months which means that the parents are struggling to raise the school fees and now introducing extra fees on them will be stressful and burdening parents during these hard times.
“The TSC is investigating a few allegations that some teachers are not complying with Government directive on fees,” TSC Chief Executive officer Nancy Macharia said on Monday.
To ease financial constraints on parents, the Education Ministry slashed the school fees for national school by sh. 8,500 and for extra county schools by sh. 5,500.
As from march 2nd 2022, schools will see parents paying sh. 45,054 for national schools while for extra county schools will part with sh. 39,554 following ministry of education directive.
“I direct that all school heads to stick to the stipulated school fees and avoid burdening parents with unnecessary levies,” Dr. Macharia said this during the release of TSC report on teacher preparedness for reopening schools.
Some schools have been put on the spot representing those schools that have added extra levies on parents. The crackdown that will be conducted next month will see many school heads lose their jobs.