The Ministry of Education has called on all parents and legal guardians of students enrolled in national schools to pay fees through the eCitizen platform
This is in line with the government directive to connect all platforms under the Paybill number 222222.
Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke, a senior ministry official confirmed the decision, saying it will only affect national schools for now.
Before adding more schools, the government will evaluate the pilot initiative and identify gaps and opportunities for improvement.
In a circular sent to all principals of National Schools, the Director of Basic Education, Belio Kipsang, directed them to provide the institution’s bank account information to speed up the registration process.
“Directorate of e-Citizen in cooperation with the Office for Information Communication Technologies (ICTA), Ministry of Information, Communication and digital economy and The National Finance Ministry is coordinating the integration of all government services into the eCitizen platform to improve service delivery,” the circular said.
*In compliance, parents/guardians are directed to pay fees for their students in your institutions through this platform.”
Principals have been instructed to submit essential financial information to the Office of the Director-General at the Department of State for Basic Education by 6 February 2024.
The following format was used to collect information on all bank accounts maintained by schools.
Bank branch code:
After collecting all the bank account information, the government will advise parents on how to pay school fees.
“Ensure that the above information is submitted to the Office of the Director General of the State Department of Basic Education no later than February 6, 2024 at firstname.lastname@example.org and copy to email@example.com.*
This is expected to increase the number of new users joining eCitizen, in addition to the 11 million people who already use the service every day.
In June 2023, President William Ruto decided that all pay accounts would be consolidated to avoid graft tendencies fueled by personal interactions in government agencies.