Government Asks Schools To Return School Fees


Schools in Kenya have been asked by Federal Government to refund parents at the beginning of the academic year with the fees they charged for their ward, or plan to use the fees for next year.

The appeal was given by the Kenyan Government, through its education minister, George Magoha.

He made this known while responding to concerns raised after his announcement yesterday that primary and secondary schools would not reopen until 2021, as there were rising cases of Coronavirus in the country.

According to him, the school’s calendar has been declared null and void as a result of COVID-19 and all students would be made to repeat a year as schools closed in mid-March, three months after school calendar started.

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Although some parents weren’t happy with the decision of the government to have their wards repeat a year in school, through parent association, they eventually agreed that the children can continue to learn online.

More than 8,000 cases of Coronavirus have been reported with at least 164 deaths by the East African government.

Meanwhile, in Nigeria, the Federal Government has declared that the disinfection of schools will begin on Tuesday against the spread of COVID19 in preparation for the school resumption.

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The Nigerian government also disclosed why it postponed the decontamination process, adding that it has enough teams on the ground to carry out the exercise on disinfection.

The Minister of Environment, Muhammad Mahmood, stated this in Abuja on Monday at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.


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