A woman in Kisumu is in despair after she was unstable to raise her daughter’s form one school fees. Rhoda Abaja, who does causal jobs to make ends meet is now calling for well wishiers to pay her daughter’s form one fee. The joy of Lencer Anyumba who scored 384 marks in 2019 KCSE was cut short as she is unable to proceed to form one in Moi Nyabohanse Girls High School owing to the high school fees the family cannot afford raise.
The mother of 7 children is now appealing to well wishers for assistance and she is willing to sell her kydney to take the daughter to school.
“I don’t want to sit and watch my daughter miss the opportunity to fulfil her education dreams. I’m ready to sell one of my kidneys to pay for her secondary education fees,” said the single mother of 7.
Abaja who is the first born says she hopes to fulfil her dreams of being an neurosurgeon .
The fees charged in high schools has been rising each year with parents left at the mercy of school principal who increase school feels at will. Last week, Education CS George Magoha warned head teachers and principal against arbitrary increment of school feels. But without a clear policy and guidelines on school fees, school principals always find a way to beat the system and hike the fee.
Form one students are set for admissions on January 13 and the Education CS George Magoha has promised 100 per cent transition to High School.
According to the CS, there is no excuse why parents should not take their children to High School when the government has waived school fees for day secondary schools and increased capitation. Magoga warned that both the parents and the principals denying students admission will not be spared