Nairobi — The Ministry of Education has been urged to urgently come up with a policy to regulate fees in national schools to guard against haphazard increments.
The chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Education, Mr David Koech, asked the government to regulate fees saying providing education was becoming too expensive for parents.
"The government should set up a policy to regulate fee structures in national schools. Parents are now unable to catch up with frequent haphazard hikes by the schools," he said.
The Mosop MP, who was speaking at Bondet Estate in Kericho district, said public national schools were copying programmes and luxuries from exclusive private schools which catered for the children of the rich.
He said the Education ministry had a responsibility to guard all parents against such fee increases.
The Konoin MP, Dr Julius Kones, urged the government to step in to save the situation adding education risked becoming a preserve of the rich.
The MP warned that if education become too expensive, the country would not realise Vision 2030.
He said principals of national schools should be barred from increasing fees without consulting parents.