The Comrades Alliance chairman Harry Sululu has called upon the adminstration at the Technical University of Mombasa to review school fees ahead of online studies resumption.
According to a letter to the administration from the former academic secretary seen by mnews, Sululu want the varsity to review some payable items on the fee structure. In the proposal, Sululu want students to pay fees that rhymes with the service that students will get online.
”Following the deliberation of the last senate committee in line with the government directive to stop face-to-face learning in all institutions. It was earlier communicated that the resumption of classes scheduled for April will be conducted online. We wish to commend the senate on the swift decision to ensure whatever the case learning does not stop,” part of the letter read.
As per the letter, TCA alliance understands that all the challenges were brought by the pandemic which has remained to be a disaster worldwide. TCA says that the current situation where most Kenyans have been rendered jobless and helpless is what drove them to the matter of reviewing school fees.
Most of the parents are unable to raise some amount for their children due to the effects of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
”We are equally in reference to guidelines in our fee structure, point no 1. stating fees, fees may be reviewed according to prevailing circumstances,” part of the letter read.
TCA now want the institution to review school fess for all students ahead of online studies as follows;
|2. Medical Levy||1500.00||200.00|
|3. Activity Levy||1000.00||500.00|
|4. Student Union||700.00||100.00|
|5. Library Levy||1000.00||200.00|
|6. Student ID||1000.00||100.00|
|7. Examination Fee||4000.00||2000.00|
|8. ICT Levy||2500.00||500.00|
If the changes are adopted in the fee structures are proposed by TCA, then the fees for all students will be reduced by Ksh. 8,155. This means that government-sponsored students who pay Ksh. 19,000 per semester will have to pay Ksh. 10,900.