“Action will be taken against any principal found charging extra fees. These rules must be implemented without exception and I will have regional coordinators and county directors monitoring them,” Matiangi stated.
The Ministry of Education also gave a toll-free number for parents to call in case they are charged more money that the stipulated amount.
“Please call Matiangi’s office on the toll-free number 0800720940. The information you give will be followed up and your number will NOT be displayed on the receiver,” an alert by the ministry read.
Meanwhile, as students reported back to school, parents complained that the cost of uniform and text books was so expensive.