Parents com­plain about high Std 1 ad­mis­sion fees

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Nyanza -

Parents in Kisumu have to fork out Sh3,000 to Sh18,000 to en­rol their chil­dren in stan­dard one. Par­ent Zachary Otieno said he was charged Sh3,000 to en­rol his son at Ko­sawo Pri­mary School.

“I thought I would pay Sh500. Sh3,000 is too much. If I pay that amount in stan­dard one, how much will I pay when he reaches stan­dard eight?” he asked.

Kenyans have taken to Twit­ter with #Class1Wizi and de­manded in­ter­dic­tion of head teach­ers.

Some of the schools men­tioned in­clude Arina Sh 7,000, Arya Pri­mary Sh16,000, Cen­tral Pri­mary Sh5,000, Many­atta Sh9,000, Migosi Sh5,000, MM Shah Sh11,750, Pand Pieri Sh3,000 and Xave­rian Sh18,000-20,000.

By press time, the county di­rec­tor for ed­u­ca­tion had not replied to SMSs and calls from the Star for com­ment.

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