Kenyan schools told to refund 2020 fees amid COVID-19

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Following the closure of schools for primary and secondary schools in Kenya until 2021, the Education Minister has suggested for schools to refund parents the school fees for this academic year or better still put it towards next year, BCC has reported.

The Minister for Education, George Magoha said this responding to concerns raised after his announcement on Tuesday for all primary and secondary schools to reopen next year amid the fast spreading of the COVID-19 in the country.

According to the Ministry, all students would repeat a year as schools had closed in mid-March, 3 months after the school calendar had begun.

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It also canceled the conduct of the final national examinations usually taken in October and November.

However, parents following the Education Minister’s announcement expressed concern over school fees they had paid for this academic year.

Others lamented that they were paying for online classes yet their children would have to be repeated next year.

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But Kenya’s parents’ association said the online classes were a good way to keep the students busy.

Source: Georgeweb.org

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