As per complaints from parents, some school headmasters had reported illegally increasing school fees, making it difficult for parents to pay fees for their children as they were constantly being sent home.
The education ministry has been warning headmasters against charging illegal fees, which sometimes burdens and angers parents.
Education ministry is giving strict orders on this but doing little to help parents against these evil school heads.
Schools have come up with other vote heads such as the motivation fee to compensate for the remedial fee.
Following yesterday’s announcement, the education ministry has submitted the names of principals who are illegally charging extra fees and facing anger.
The list of school principals doing FEF has caught the teachers unaware and if their employers are found guilty, the TSC has no option but to sack them immediately.
According to the instructions of the Ministry of Education, national schools were to pay fees of Ksh 45,000 instead of Ksh 54,000, while the fees for additional county schools were reduced from Ksh 42,000 to Ksh 35,000.
The agreement was reached to ease the fear of paying school fees after a condensed academic calendar to recover time lost due to school closures due to the coronavirus outbreak in March 2020.
However, the National Parents Association report showed that at least 200 school heads and principals were still charging fees higher than the figures estimated by the education ministry.