National Secondary School parents will start paying their children’s school fees using the eCitizen portal, which supports Mpesa paybill and direct bank deposits.
In a statement issued on January 31, 2023, by the Ministry of Education’s Principal Secretary, Dr. Belio Kipsang (which is cited below), the Directorate of e-Citizen in collaboration with the Information Communication Technology Authority (ICTA), Ministry of Information, Communication and the Digital Economy, and the National Treasury have indicated that they are working on transitioning the payment of national secondary school fees payment to the e-Citizen portal.
National School principals have been directed to submit their institution’s bank account details, Bank account name, bank name, account number, bank code, and branch code, to the office of the Director General, State Department for Basic Education, no later than February 6th, 2024.
The details should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with a copy sent to email@example.com.
This move aims to ensure that secondary school principals do not charge parents extra fees than that stipulated by the Ministry of Education.
Although this has started with National Schools, The Ministry of Education intends to transition the collection of school fees to eCitizen portal for other levels of boarding secondary schools in a move aimed at digitizing the collection of funds to end corruption.
How to Pay Schools Via eCitizen Portal
To pay secondary school fees via eCitizen portal, parents will be required to log in to eCitizen portal, select the secondary school of choice, and make payment via either mpesa or the provided bank details. They will then provide the Payment message and invoice generated on the eCitizen portal to the school accountant.
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