Kenya’s education minister, George Magoha advised schools in the East African country to either refund parents the school fees paid for this academic year or agree to put it towards next year.
The minister was disclosed this as part of the concerns raised after his announcement on Tuesday that primary and secondary schools would not reopen until 2021 as coronavirus cases in the country were rising.
The ministry said all students would repeat a year as schools had closed in mid-March, three months after the school calendar had begun.
Final year exams, usually taken in October and November, were also cancelled.
Parents had expressed concern over school fees paid for this year.
Others said they were paying for online classes yet their children would have to repeat them next year.
But the country’s parents’ association said the online classes were a good way to keep the students busy.