Education news: Oshwal Academy’s Unrealistic Demands that Parents Pay full School Fess for Third Term Online Classes Trashed
Oshwal Academy, Mombasa has suffered a huge blow after a Mombasa-based court stopped the school from charging parents full school fees for online lessons.
The parents had moved to court on Tuesday protesting against the school’s unreasonable demands that they pay full school fees by May 21 or their children be deleted from the school’s online learning platform.
On the other hand, parents at the Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa have also raised eyebrows about the exorbitant fees charged for online lessons through Zoom and Microsoft teams.
Apart from the ballooned school fees, parents have also raised concerns about the aforementioned applications.
They claim that the applications are easily prone to infiltration by malicious adult content which is likely to expose their kids to unnecessary risks.
One of the parents confided that most learners hook onto the services just to socialize instead of learning.
Through an e-mail dated April 21, 2020 addressed to parents at Oshwal Academy the school’s third term learning sessions were set to commence through the VLE system. Therefore, parents were expected to honor their part of the bargain by paying school fees in time to facilitate the learning process.
Oshwal Academy is a privately-owned school that follows the British School System.
The school expects parents to pay full school fees on or before May 21.
Oshwal Academy School, Mombasa school fees
The full school fee per term ranges from Kshs 48,000 for those in pre-primary schools to Kshs 186, 000 for those in the thirteenth year.
Other notable charges include transport charges (Kshs 16, 500 to Kshs 22, 000) and lunch (Kshs 16, 500 to Kshs 20, 000) per term.