School Fees 2021-2022: New Reduced School fees structure and Guidelines for all secondary schools in Kenya
The Government has reduced the yearly school fees paid by secondary school students by thousands of shillings.
This decision, the Ministry of Education says, has been arrived at after the number of weeks in the new academic year reduce from 39 to 30 because of the Covid-19 crisis.
Students in national and extra-county schools located in the following major towns will pay a maximum yearly fee of Sh45,000: Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisumu, Thika, Nyeri and Eldoret. This has been revised from the previous structure, in which the fee was around Sh55,000.
The Principal Secretary for Basic Education Dr. Julius Jwan said, in a June 16 secular to all principals nationwide, that the new structures take effect from July 26, 2021 to March 4, 2022.
Students in county and sub-county secondary schools in other parts of Kenya besides the seven mentioned major towns will pay an annual maximum fee of Sh35,000.
Parents whose children are in special needs schools will now part with a maximum of Sh10,860 yearly.
The Government says each secondary school learner will receive a Sh22,244 subsidy yearly.
This amount of money will be disbursed in four installments across the year, with each quarterly payment by the State being Sh5,560.
The Sh22,244 remitted to each student’s account will cater for learning materials, medical insurance and activity charges.