2020 exam fee increases reversed

Fiona Ruzha, Entertainment Reporter

GOVERNMENT has cancelled the circular that announced an increase in examinations fees for Ordinary and Advanced Levels and will announce new fees after consultations with stakeholders.

Since 2015, O’ Level pupils have been paying $15 per subject while A’ Level pupils paid $26 per subject.

The examination had been increased to $190 from $15 for Ordinary Level candidates and $351 from $26 for Advanced Level candidates.

This development comes eight days before closing dates for payments and submission of entries for June and 37 days and November examinations respectively.


Speaking during a press conference yesterday, Minister of Primary and Secondary Education Ambassador Cain Mathema said they found it necessary to carry out further consultations following the publication of the 2020 public examination fees.

“While the examination fees that were published are based on the actual cost of each examination, the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education would like to inform parents and guardians that following further representations, the recently released circular on the 2020 examination fees has been cancelled with immediate effect.

“New fees will be announced after further consultations have been made with all the relevant stakeholders

“Parents and guardians are therefore advised to continue paying the old fees approved in 2015 and the deadline for examinations fees payment remains the same,” he said.