SCHOOLS TO REFUND FEES FOR SECOND AND THIRD TERM; CS MAGOHA’S TAKE ON SCHOOL FEES
Professor George Magoha has ordered all primary and secondary schools to refund school fees for the second and third term to all parents who had paid in time.
Speaking on Wednesday during a press briefing at the KICD headquarters, the CS also added that schools are however free to liaise with the affected parents to have the fee recovered when schools reopen so that the parents will not have to pay again.
This move follows CS Magoha’s announcement that the 2020 academic calendar will be considered lost hence done away with and all learners will have to repeat their classes in the year 2021.
KCSE AND KCPE EXAMS
The CS also canceled the 2020 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, KCSE, and the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education, KCPE national tests.
This, therefore, means that candidates will have to sit their exams at the end of the year 2021.
CS Magoha’s verdict yesterday does not augur well especially for learners who hail from disadvantaged backgrounds. For such learners, school is the safest home for them and now that they will be forced to stay at home, many of them are likely to become disillusioned and lose track of their life before the year 2021.
Some 4, 000 schoolgirls in Machakos County have already been reported pregnant while school-going boys have been caught in a web of drugs and crime.