Sabis international School has been ordered by a Nairobi court to cut fees by 20 percent ahead of January Opening.
While making the ruling,Justice James Makau said that parents cannot continue paying 100 percent fees at a time when learning has been disrupted by covid-19 pandemic.
He therefore directed the school to charge the parents 80% of the fees as had been agreed by the two parties,untill that time when Education Ministry announce re-opening dates.
Parents’ plea to have them pay 50% of the fees was however not granted by the judge.
The school argued that it was offering virtual lessons following the closure of schools due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The judge said that students in the school are not getting full package of the lessons due to Covid-19 interruptions hence parents’ consumer rights will be contravened.
“Pending hearing and subsequent determination of the petition a conservatory order staying the implementation of payment of full fees, the petitioners are allowed to offset up to and 20 percent of payment so as to pay 80 percent of payment of full fees for term three, of the school year 2019-2020 or until schools are re-opened under the directions of the Ministry of Education,” ruled Justice Makau.
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