By Allan Kibet

Prof Magoha said that the government will continue supporting secondary education. The current financial year alone, the government has released Sh.62B under Free Day Secondary Education (FDSE). He pointed out that the government provides Sh.22,244 to cover tuition and related expenses for all public secondary school students

Take a look at the breakdown in the tables bellow.

FDSE Structure
Item Amount (Ksh.)
Tuition 4,144
Medical/ Insurance 2,000
Activity 1,500
SMASSE 200
Other Vote Heads 9,400
Maintenance and Improvement 5,000                 
Grand Total 22,244

Boarding Schools (Category A)

This category covers, National schools and Extra county schools located in Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisumu, Nyeri, Thika and Eldoret.

Vote Head Government Capitation Parents Total
Teaching, Learning Materials & Exams 4,144 0 4,144
Boarding Equipment & Stores 0 24,935 24,935
Maintenance & Improvement 5,000 2,000 7,000
Other Vote Heads 9,400 17,267 26,667
Activity Fees 1,500 798 2,298
Medical & Insurance 2,000 0 2,000
SMASSE 200 0 200
Total School Fees 22,244 45,000 67,244

Boarding Schools (Category B)

Category B schools are other boarding schools including extra county schools located in other areas other than the town of Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisumu, Nyeri, Thika and Eldoret.

Vote Head Government Capitation Parents Total
Teaching, Learning Materials & Exams 4,144 0 4,144
Boarding Equipment & Stores 0 20,830 20,830
Maintenance & Improvement 5,000 2,000 7,000
Other Vote Heads 9,400 11,670 21,070
Activity Fees 1,500 500 2,000
Medical & Insurance 2,000 0 2,000
SMASSE 200 0 200
Total School Fees 22,244 35,000 57,244

Fees Structure for Special Needs Schools 2022

Special Needs Schools are those schools that offer Special Needs Education (SNE) for learners with impairment like visual, physical, hearing and mental challenges.

For Special needs schools, government has set aside a capitation of Ksh. 53,807 for each SNE student.

Vote Head Government Capitation Parents Total
Teaching, Learning Materials & Exams 4,144 0 4,144
Boarding Equipment & Stores 19,053 8,860 27,913
Maintenance & Improvement 5,000 2,000 7,000
Other Vote Heads 9,400 0 9,400
Activity Fees 1,500 0 1,500
Medical & Insurance 2,000 0 2,000
Top Up 12,510 0 12,510
SMASSE 200 0 200
Total School Fees 53,807 10,860 67,167

Parents’ obligations will only remain in catering for costs of School uniforms, Boarding related costs as reflected in the boarding school fees structure, Lunch for the day scholars and to clear their fees balances for continuing students.

In the same breath, the government has been able to construct 6,497 Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) classrooms in the first phase at a cost of Sh.788,220 per unit. That was a major shift in delivery of government services that ensured the ordinary fundi is given an opportunity for empowerment.

In the next financial year, the National Treasury will allocate the Ministry of Education a further Sh.4 Billion for construction of the balance of CBC classrooms in secondary schools to reach the target of 10,000 classrooms.


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