The government of Kenya has asked schools in the country to refund parents the school fees paid for 2020 academic session.
Schools have the choice of either to refund this year’s fees or put it towards next year’s academic session.
George Magoha, Kenya’s Minister of Education made this known while responding to concerns raised after his announcement on Tuesday, July 7, that primary and secondary schools would not reopen until 2021 as Coronavirus cases in the country continue to rise in number.
According to him, academic calendar for the year 2020 has been declared null and void due to the Covid-19, with all students to repeat a year as schools had closed in mid-March, three months after the school calendar had begun.
Some parents weren’t pleased with the government’s decision to have their children repeat a year in a school, but the country’s parents’ association said the online classes were a good way to keep the students busy.
Meanwhile, as of Wednesday, July 8, Kenya has recorded over 8,000 cases of Covid-19 with at least 164 deaths.