';
×
× Digital News Videos Opinions Cartoons Education U-Report E-Paper Lifestyle & Entertainment Nairobian Entertainment Eve Woman Travelog TV Stations KTN Home KTN News BTV KTN Farmers TV Radio Stations Radio Maisha Spice FM Vybez Radio Enterprise VAS E-Learning Digger Classified The Standard Group Corporate Contact Us Rate Card Vacancies DCX O.M Portal Corporate Email RMS
×
A lobby group in Homa Bay County has warned secondary school principals against creating unnecessary levies to hike school fees ahead of form one students’ admission in January.

The Homa Bay County Education Network has expressed concerns over the manner in which some principals have invented unwarranted methods of milking money from parents.

The Network Co-ordinator Julius Omuga said the crooked methods lead to an increment of school fees by more than 70 per cent.

“We have realised that many secondary school principals have invented ways of milking cash from parents by creating unnecessary levies,” said Omuga.

SEE ALSO: Homa Bay women to benefit from Sh11m cage fish farming project

Addressing journalists in Homa Bay town, Omuga said the methods include sale of uniforms in school at expensive prices, remedial lesions among other levies.

“I know of a school in Homa Bay County which charges Sh27,000 for school uniform among other levies,” said Omuga.

The co-ordinator argued that such principals will prevent children from financially challenged parents from acquiring education.

“The school heads should be affordable by cushioning parents from unnecessary levies. Let them give an accurate description of the uniforms in calling letters to enable parents to purchase them at affordable prices,” he added.

He urged parents to be cautious of school heads who hike school fees.

SEE ALSO: Homa Bay woman killed in quarry

Omuga who is a board member of the Elimu Yetu Coalition, an organization advocating for affordable education in Kenya, said they had devised a free hotline 0800720940 which parents can report cases of hiked fees.

“Let parents use the above telephone number in reporting cases of unfair fee payment so that we take the matter with the Ministry of Education,” said the Co-ordinator.


Homa Bay County Homa Bay County Education Network School heads School fees
Share this story

Read More

Feedback