HC Deb 29 April 1958 vol 587 cc26-7W
89. Mrs. Castle

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the average monthly wage of agricultural workers in the Kiambu area of Kenya; what are the school fees per month for African education; and what penalties are imposed upon parents for non-payment of fees.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

On European farms the average monthly wage of male labourers is 62 shillings 50 cents. Those working for African farmers are paid at a daily rate of from 1 shilling 30 cents to 2 shillings.

A table showing the various school fees payable in Kiambu is shown below. No penalties are imposed for non-payment of fees and full or partial remission may be granted in individual cases of need.

The annual fees for tuition and books in Kiambu are as follow:

Kiambu District except Ndeiya and Karai locations Sh. 30
Ndeiya and Karai locations Sh. 6
Tuition and books Sh. 60
Board Sh. 100

Boys Girls
Tuition and boarding fees (combined) Sh. 250 Sh. 200

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