Tuesday, June 18, 2024

High Court halts school fees payment through e-Citizen

The High Court has on Wednesday issued temporary orders stopping parents from paying school fees through the e-Citizen platform.

Issuing the order was Milimani Law Courts Judge Chacha Mwita who was responding to a petition filed by Magare Gikenyi, a Nakuru based doctor who made the application on Tuesday.

“An interim conservatory order is herby issued suspending the Circular or letter by the Principal Secretary, Ministry of Education dated 31st January 2024, requiring parents/guardians and or students to pay fees and or any other levies for all government learning institutions through e-citizen platform or any other digital platform(s) until 13th February 2024, when the court will issue further directions in this petition,” he said

Through a memo, Education PS Belio Kipsang had instructed all school principals to share their bank account details and direct all parents to make payments through the platform to enhance service delivery.

The memo attracted criticism from Kenyans who begged to understand the logic behind the directive and as to whether school will indeed benefit or suffer from lack of resources in the future.

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