Nakuru High School Principal interdicted for charging students extra fees
Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has interdicted a Nakuru High School Principal, Mike Yator for violating a direct order against fee increment.
The school head has been ordered to present before the commission evidence and documents to support his case and to vacate the officer with immediate effect.
Early August, the Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha issued a directive to all public secondary schools to refund parents fees charged besides that which the government has recommended.
Through a circular, the Education Ministry outlawed schools from sending students home for failing to clear any extra arrears that exceed the set fees
“Any fees collected above the revised guidelines be refunded or treated as prepayment of fees for continuing students… No child will be sent away for non-payment of such fees,” the circular dated August 9 reads.
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Nakuru High School Principal opens the list of schools that the TSC in partnership with the Education Ministry had vowed to crack the whip upon conducting investigations.
The recommended fees for national schools is set at Ksh.45,054, county schools at Ksh.35,035 while day schools are free.
The school Principal is accused of contravening the Basic Education Act Section 29 in the period between 2020 and 2021 by charging the students extra levies.
Mr. Yator has been directed to officially write a defense letter to the commission in the next 21 days and indicate where he will be reporting every month till the matter is settled.