2023 New school Fees Structure for all National, county & sub county Secondary schools

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2023 New school Fees Structure for all national, county & sub county Secondary schools 

The  Ministry of Education under the government of Kenya  has released the 2023 school fees guidelines for all secondary schools in Kenya.

This new school fees structure will affect both  Boarding and Day schools in Kenya. Also the  fees guidelines are for all Sub County, County, Extra County and National Schools has been given out.

Note that even with this changes , the government of Kenya will still  continue to offer free day schooling for learners in Day schools.

Learners in these schools will only be charged lunch fees.

According to the ministry of education, the learners in public schools receive a Government subsidy (Capitation) of KES. 22,244.00 annually as shown below (in table 1).

 Free Day Secondary School fees Structure

S/NO.ITEMAMOUNT (KES)
1Tuition4,144.00
2Medical/ Insurance2,000.00
3Activity1,500.00
4SMASSE200.00
5Other Vote Heads9,400.00
6Maintenance and Improvement5,000.00
7Grand Total22,244.00

Take note of other  vote heads: local travel and transport, Administration, Electricity, Personnel emolument.

The disbursement of capitation to schools will done in the ratio 50:30:20.

The Boarding Schools Fees

The government provides money  for each learner in a boarding school that is equal to capitation for each learner in a day school. In order to meet the cost of boarding, parents are expected to pay the boarding fees applicable to different categories of schools and location.

The tables  below, 3, 4 and 5 below provide the details of the fees structure

2023 Boarding school’s fees structure- category A

S/NO.VOTE HEADG.O.KPARENTTOTAL
1Teaching, Learning Materials & Exams4,144.0004,144.00
2Boarding Equipment & Stores0.0030,38530,385
3Maintenance & Improvement5,000.002,000.007,000.00
4Other Vote Heads9,400.0020,37129,771
5Activity Fees1,500.00798.002,298.00
6Medical & Insurance2,000.000.002,000.00
7SMASSE200.000.00200.00
8Total School Fees22,244.0053,55475,798

Note of the other  vote heads Local travel and transport, Administration. Electricity, Personnel emolument.

The list of Schools classified as Category A are:

  • All National schools and
  • Extra county schools that are located in the following towns: Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisumu, Nyeri, Thika and Eldoret ONLY.

 2023 Boarding schools fees structure- category B

S/NO.VOTE HEADG.O.KPARENTTOTAL
1Teachiing, Learning Materials & Exams4,144.0004,144.00
2Boarding Equipment & Stores0.0025,38525,385
3Maintenance & Improvement5,000.002,000.007,000.00
4Other Vote Heads9,400.0012,90022,300
5Activity Fees1,500.00250.001,750
6Medical & Insurance2,000.000.002,000.00
7SMASSE200.000.00200.00
8Total School Fees22,244.0040,53562,779.

Note of  other vote heads Local travel and transport, Administration, Electricity, Personnel emolument.

Schools classified as Category B* are other boarding schools including extra county schools that are located in other areas other than the town of Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisumu, Nyeri, Thika and Eldoret.

 2023 Fees Structure for Special Needs Schools

S/NO.VOTE HEADG.O.KPARENTTOTAL
1Teaching, Learning Materials & Exams4,144.0004,144.00
2Boarding Equipment & Stores23,22010,79034,010
3Maintenance & Improvement5,000.002,000.007,000.00
4Other Vote Heads9,400.000.009,400.00
5Activity Fees1,500.000.001,500.00
6Medical & Insurance2,000.000.002,000.00
7Top Up12,510.000.0012,510.00
8SMASSE200.000.00200.00
9Total School Fees57,97412,79070,764

Note of the Other vote heads Local travel and transport, Administration. Electricity, Personnel emolument.

Those schools classified as Special needs are those schools that cater for learners with impairment e.g visual, physical, hearing and mental.

He government has enhanced capitation to KES. 53,807.00 distributed in the fees structure .

Above fees structure includes GOK subsidy of KES. 19,053.00 per learner for Boarding Equipment and stores and a top up grant of 12,510.00 per learner to cater for assistive devices and any additional personnel needed.

All the Schools are advised to adhere to the fees guidelines provided in the regulations.

2023 New school Fees Structure for all national, county & sub county Secondary schools 

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Comments 2

  1. Why are some extra county schools paying that much and are grouped in the same category

  2. Great preiveledge to me as a refugee student ready to learn but an able to pay thanks to the almighty God.i hope you will charge me as a needy person in the society.

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