Schools are back in session and everyone has their eyes set on one particular candidate. His name is Trio Mio and he is the most famous form 4 on the face of Kenya.
The national exams beckon him at the end of this academic year and Kenyans are already waiting to give their opinions on why he performed the way he did, pass or fail.
I. however, would argue that Trio Mio already has a headstart at making it in life in comparison to his peers and what he really needed was a school that has teachers who know that his talent needs nurturing.
And the reason I say this is because we have seen other schools take care of their students with outstanding potential in arts. We have seen schools that taught their talented youngins like Trio Mio how to succeed in life through perseverance and focus.
That is where the choice of schools becomes very important. And in truth, this is a bit of a minesweeper game. There are no written rules on how to choose the best school that matches the trajectory of your child.
That said, Co-op Bank is here to help you deal with the less tricky but ever more present issues with education: school fees. They boast 6 solutions for you sorting that out with no issues:
- M-Pesa PayBill
To pay your child’s school fees conveniently via M-Pesa PayBill:
- Go to Lipa na M-Pesa (PayBill)
- Enter Business Code 400222
- Enter Account Number as the School Code, next press # followed by the student number, for example, 1469#10023478989 (NB: Click hereto confirm your school’s coordinates)
- Enter amount
- Enter your M-Pesa PIN
- Confirm transaction
Receive SMS confirming a successful transaction.
While paying for school fees via MCo-opCash:
- Log into your MCo-opCash App
- Select Other Payments
- Select School Fees
- Enter your school business number or school code/; click here to confirm your school’s coordinates
- Enter the account to transact from
- Enter the student number
- Confirm your transaction
Receive SMS notification confirming the transaction is complete.
- Co-op Internet Banking
If you have registered for Co-op internet banking, you
- Log in to Co-op Internet Banking
- Select ‘Bank Transfer’
- Enter the school’s account and student details
- Confirm the transfer
- Confirm transaction and print out the receipt
If you’re paying school fees from your Co-op Bank account to a different bank account, you can link your bank account to access the following PesaLink services:
- Co-op Kwa Jirani Agents
- Co-op Bank ATMs
- Co-op Bank Mobile Banking (MCo-opCash)
- Different Co-op Bank branches
To gain access to PesaLink services, here is a quick guide:
– Launch the MCo-opCash App or dial *667# to access MCo-opCash from your phone
– Select PesaLink
– Link your mobile number to your Co-op Bank account
PesaLink is a free service with zero charges when linking your bank accounts.
- Co-op Kwa Jirani
If you don’t have a Co-op Bank account, you can deposit your child’s school fees directly to the school account at the nearby Co-op Kwa Jirani agent. You no longer have to send your children to school with liquid cash. So be on the safe side.
Co-op Kwa Jirani services are available at your nearest local market or town.
- Co-op Student’s Card
Long gone are the days of broken boxes and stolen pocket money. Your child does not need liquid cash while in school. We all know how it goes in schools; things can get nasty.
With Co-op Student’s Card, your child is issued a pre-paid Visa card that can mean a lifeline while in session. Your child can purchase goods from the school canteen via a Process Data Quickly (PDQ) machine.
In addition, you can cap a monthly or weekly limit to a specific figure as per your budget. If your child needs access to liquid cash during school breaks, they can withdraw funds from any co-operative Bank ATM or a nearby Co-op Agent.
To access a Co-op Student’s Card, visit any Co-op Bank branch with the following documents for processing:
- Student’s school ID
- Student’s Birth Certificate
- Parents ID
- Parents KRA Pin
Parents can top up their children’s Co-op Visa Cards via Co-op Kwa Jirani, Mpesa PayBill or direct transfer from their accounts.
Why risk sending your child to school with loads of cash for shopping? Students can use the Co-op Student Card to pay for their shopping as they head to school. Either way, you can pay for their shopping using your Co-op Visa Credit or Debit Card at zero cost.
School fees payment has never been much more straightforward. Are you still stuck up in the analogue era?
Sign up with Co-op Bank today to enjoy these fantastic and convenient services.
May 20, 2022