Nyandarua County Education officer Hellen Nyang’au has cautioned school heads against hiking fees.
Nyang’au said her officers were going round schools to ensure compliance of fees guidelines to cushion parents against greedy administrators.
“We are now monitoring form one admission and settling down of the other students but we ask any parent who has been asked to pay more to notify us as the fee guidelines of 2015 still stand,” said Nyang’au, while addressing the County’s Service Delivery meeting today.
The County Commissioner, Samuel Kimiti, who chaired the meeting urged officers to support the policy implementations in the ministry of education saying they affected all sectors.
“Education is the most central and basic institution of our society. Let us support the directives and not politicize them for the good of future generations,” he urged, noting that the rot in the system today can only be wiped if honesty is inculcated in the current generation.
He continued, “Schools have numerous ways of raising money for whatever projects they want, they don’t have to squeeze it out of parents.”
Kimiti challenged education officials to consider wiping out schools of double decker beds, lamenting that congestion in schools was a big worry and the cause of unrests.
So far, he said, no schools have been reported as having inflated fees. The ministry’s guidelines of 2015 set the ceiling of the fees at approximately Sh53, 000.