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Ministry of Education slashes 2021-2022 secondary school fees (New fees structure)

2020 School fees structure for all secondary schools in Kenya
2021-2022 School fees structure for all secondary schools in Kenya

The Ministry of Education has released the new secondary school fees structure for the 2021-2022 academic year. It is a big sigh of relief for parents and guardians as the Ministry has announced reduced fees, in the new guidelines.

Learners in national and extra-county schools in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Eldoret, Thika and Nyeri will pay Ksh 45,000 per year; down from the Sh53,554 that they have been paying annually. This represents a reduction of Sh8,554.

On their part, learners in all 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 will now pay Sh35,000. These learners have been paying Sh40,535 per year. Consequently, their fees has been slashed by Sh5,535.

Students in special needs schools will pay ksh10,860 annually, down from the Sh12,790; that they have been formerly paying.

The new reduced fees structure takes effect from July 26, 2021, to March 4, 2022.

“The Ministry of Education has revised fees guidelines payable by parents.

Only learners in the National Education Management Information System (NEMIS) will benefit from the government subsidy of Sh22,244 per year.

“It is the responsibility of the principal to ensure accuracy of the data available on National Education Management Information Systems(NEMIS), where every learner is fully registered on the platform,” says the latest circular from the Ministry.

Reason for fees waiver

The 2021-2022 academic year’s fees waiver is as a result of the reduced calendar; the Ministry explains. This follows the shortened academic calendar from 39 weeks to 30 weeks.

 FREE DAY SECONDARY EDUCATION CAPITATION TO SCHOOLS IN 2021-2022

Government subsidy (Capitation) to schools to actualize Free Day Secondary Education (FDSE) will be KES. 22,244.00 annually per learner as stipulated in table below;

 Table 1: FDSE Structure

S/NO. ITEM AMOUNT (KES)
1 Tuition 4,144.00
2 Medical/ Insurance 2,000.00
3 Activity 1,500.00
4 SMASSE 200.00
5 Other Vote Heads 9,400.00
6 Maintenance and Improvement 5,000.00
7 Grand Total 22,244.00

Other vote heads: local travel and transport, Administration, Electricity, Personnel emolument.

Disbursement of capitation to schools will be done in the ratio 50:30:20.

2021/2022 Boarding school’s fees structure- category A*

S/NO. VOTE HEAD G.O.K PARENT TOTAL
1 Teaching, Learning Materials & Exams 4,144.00 0 4,144.00
2 Boarding Equipment & Stores 0.00 24,935.00 24,935.00
3 Maintenance & Improvement 5,000.00 2,000.00 7,000.00
4 Other Vote Heads 9,400.00 17,267.00 26,667.00
5 Activity Fees 1,500.00 798.00 2,298.00
6 Medical & Insurance 2,000.00 0.00 2,000.00
7 SMASSE 200.00 0.00 200.00
8 Total School Fees 22,244.00 45,000.00 67,244.00

*Other vote heads Local travel and transport, Administration. Electricity, Personnel emolument.

 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.

 2021/2022 Boarding schools fees structure- category B*

S/NO. VOTE HEAD G.O.K PARENT TOTAL
1 Teachiing, Learning Materials & Exams 4,144.00 0 4,144.00
2 Boarding Equipment & Stores 0.00 20,830.00 20,830.00
3 Maintenance & Improvement 5,000.00 2,000.00 7,000.00
4 Other Vote Heads 9,400.00 11,670.00 21,070.00
5 Activity Fees 1,500.00 500.00 2,000.00
6 Medical & Insurance 2,000.00 0.00 2,000.00
7 SMASSE 200.00 0.00 200.00
8 Total School Fees 22,244.00 35,000.00 57,244.00

*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.

Also read; 2021/2022 new reduced School Fees structure and guidelines for all secondary schools in Kenya; Education Ministry releases guidelines

2021/2022 Fees Structure for Special Needs Schools

S/NO. VOTE HEAD G.O.K PARENT TOTAL
1 Teachiing, Learning Materials & Exams 4,144.00 0 4,144.00
2 Boarding Equipment & Stores 19,053.00 8,860.00 27,913.00
3 Maintenance & Improvement 5,000.00 2,000.00 7,000.00
4 Other Vote Heads 9,400.00 0.00 9,400.00
5 Activity Fees 1,500.00 0.00 1,500.00
6 Medical & Insurance 2,000.00 0.00 2,000.00
7 Top Up 12,510.00 0.00 12,510.00
8 SMASSE 200.00 0.00 200.00
9 Total School Fees 53,807.00 10,860.00 67.167.00

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

Schools classified as Special needs are those schools that cater for learners with impairment e.g visual, physical, hearing and mental. GOK has enhanced capitation to KES. 53,807.00 distributed in the fees structure shown in the table, above.

The 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.

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