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How to Enroll Your Children in School in Kenya

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: If you're a newcomer in Kenya and enrolling your children in school in Kenya, here's how:

Enrolling your child in a public school in Kenya as an expat can be a complex process, but with the right information and preparation, it can be made easier. The Kenyan education system is well-structured and offers quality education, but navigating the enrollment process requires understanding the system, having the necessary paperwork ready, and knowing the right steps to take. This guide will provide you with the necessary information to help you enroll your child in a public school in Kenya.

  1. Research Schools: Start by researching the public schools in the area where you will be living. Consider factors such as the school's curriculum, proximity to your home, and the school's performance. You can find this information online or by asking other expats in the area.
  2. Prepare Necessary Documents: You will need to have several documents ready for the enrollment process. These include your child's birth certificate, your passport, a letter from your employer (if applicable), and proof of residence. If your child has previously attended school, you will also need their academic records.
  3. Visit the School: Once you have chosen a school, visit the school to get a feel for the environment and to meet with the school administration. This will give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have and to understand the school's expectations.
  4. Fill Out the Application Form: Obtain an application form from the school and fill it out. The form will require information about your child, including their name, age, previous school, and any special needs they may have.
  5. Submit the Application: Submit the completed application form along with the necessary documents to the school. The school will review your application and documents, and if everything is in order, they will accept your child's enrollment.
  6. Pay the School Fees: Once your child's enrollment has been accepted, you will need to pay the school fees. The amount will vary depending on the school, but it generally covers tuition, books, and uniforms.
  7. Prepare Your Child: Finally, prepare your child for their new school. This may involve buying uniforms, school supplies, and discussing the change with your child to help them adjust.

About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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