The 2024 secondary school fees structure for all schools in the country Will increase following the proposal that has been tabled that will see education in Kenya under scrutiny.
This review has been suggested following complain from Principals of secondary schools who are facing pressures from suppliers as a result of government delay in releasing free learning funds.
The latest high cost of living in the country is also another reason that has seen principals propose an increment in school fees in the coming year , 2024.
In 2024, parents of students in free day schools are likely to start contributing for the first time in 15 years as history records.
Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association (Kessha) have now suggested a fee increment for all categories of secondary schools in Kenya starting 2024.
All parents and guardians who have children in county and extra county schools are likely to cough the highest fees subscriptions.The school fees will rise from Sh40,535 to Sh66,023 per year.
This translates to an instant increment of KSh25,488.
Incase the above proposal receives full support, learners in day schools who form approximately 70% of all secondary school students that enjoyed free tuition will suffer a blow.
On the other hand, Kessha has also given another recommendation on a fee increment of ksh19,628. This will be for learners in national schools who will now be required to pay Sh73,182 from Sh53,554.,
Hampering of school operations, accumulated debts and challenges in infrastructure development are among the major issues that has seen principals suggest for the increment.
Secondary schools fees increment come just days after disclosure that university students will have to contribute a percentage of their tuition fees starting next year.
Earlier promises from then Kenya kwanza administration indicated that the would fully fund the education for all the economically vulnerable students.
Free education is now likely to be restricted to primary and junior school segments only.
As of the closure of the 2023 school calendar , the secondary school learners currently Sh22,244 per year.
However, the have been experiences where the government has been providing less money to schools thus causing complications in their operations.