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School Fees Should be Regulated

07 January 2013, 09:12

You may like him or not, agree with me or differ, but Hon. Mutula Kilonzo has my hi5 for the proposals and changes in the education sector. Even though he might serve the shortest time, I wish he had a whole 5 year term to head the ministry. As a Senior Counsel and a reputable lawyer, Hon. Mutula has merged law and administration to make changes in the education sector, which to some extent is being converted into individual business. While at the helm of the Education Ministry, he will probably be remembered for proposing the length of skirts for School girls and outlawing tuition programs across the country.

In his latest remarks, Hon. Mutula argues that school fees in schools ought to be regulated. This is because of the abnormal variations, which exist among schools around the country. Parents can attest that school fees is never stable, it is revised, altered, and adjusted haphazardly. In most cases, the letters which students carry home to their parents at the end of every term usually carry a note on the new school fees. Who makes these changes?

You will be shocked to learn that some schools are charging double the fees they charged barely five years ago? What is it that has changed that warrants these abnormal changes? To make matters worse, the same schools pride on having the oldest facilities in terms of classrooms, laboratories, and libraries. Some even do not have a school bus.

As the term of parliament comes to an end, am saddened that this proposal to regulate school fees might be accorded cold reception at the ministry. Why should every school have unique fees structure? Why should schools of the same level charge varying school fees? Who makes these changes? At what point should school fees be adjusted? Don’t think of B.O.G., because in most cases these boards are ran by wealthy and old Kenyans who last had a son or daughter in school more than twenty years ago, they have no idea of the economic pain inflicted on poor parents.

Hon. Mutula Kilonzo, your time might be up, but every Kenyan parent will remember you, especially if you implemented fee-regulation in schools. Both Private and Public schools are being converted into exploitative business. Even though the former represents individual business, Parents are being pushed to the limits. Senior Counsel, do something before you leave office, parents are waiting.  

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