A number of private schools have asked parents to pay fees for second term learning. Since schools are closed across the country, the learners are expected to attend the classes online.

The fees to be paid vary from school to school with others, such a Brookhouse School, asking parent to pay full school fees. This did not sit well with parents who moved to court to protest the move.

And now the government, through the Ministry of Education, has warned private schools on starting second term and even charge fees for the same.

On April 26th, Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha announced that the nationwide school closure will be extended by one month. Schools, which were to reopen today, could resume on June 4. This, of course, depends on the country’s ability to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The national exams are still on.

Education CS Prof Magoha during a press briefing/ Photo courtesy

“It is disturbing to hear the parents and the public only thinking about schools opening and haggling about fees,” he said during a press briefing on Sunday.

He further added that the policies made by the ministry apply to both public and private schools in the country hence all schools must comply.