The Teachers’ employer (TSC) has interdicted Nakuru High School Principal Mike Yator for flouting the Ministry of Education guidelines on school fees and charging extra levies.
According to report by Nation, Mr Yator was interdicted on 1 September after he charged extra school fees contrary to the Basic Education Act, Section 29.
“It is alleged that you charged extra levies to students in the years 2020 and 2021 contrary to the Basic Education Act, Section 29 while you were the Principal Nakuru Boys High School. Consequently you are hereby interdicted with effect from September 1, 2021,” the letter reads.
Mr Yator’s fate now hangs on the 21-day period given to him to defend himself before the commission.
During the interdiction period, TSC has directed Mr Yator to be reporting to the nearest sub-county education office at least once a month.
Mr Yator has served as the principal of Nakuru Boys High School a national school for more than four years.
Owing to reduced number of weeks per term in school calendar occasioned by effects of Covid-19, Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha on July 22, 2021, directed national schools located in major towns to charge a maximum of Sh45,054 and extra county and county schools Sh39,554 in school fees per year. These towns include; Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisumu, Thika, Nyeri and Eldoret.
Some heads asked parents to pay such levies as motivation fees, examination fees, project money and trustees fund.