It’s a service that lets you pay and collect school tuition using M-PESA. When a school registers for a Lipa Karo account, it is given a business number through which parents and guardians can pay their child’s fees. Schools that have signed up for an M-PESA Paybill number for Lipa Karo can use the service.
What procedures should one follow when paying school fees?
- Go to the M-PESA Menu on your phone and pick Lipa Na M-PESA, followed by Pay Bill.
- Enter your school’s business PAYBILL number in the “Enter Business Number” area. The school will supply you with this number.
- Enter the number issued by the school in the “account number” section, which might be the student’s name.
Is this a service that all schools offer?
You may need to check with your school to see if your school has been registered for this M-PESA service and if so, what the company number to pay to is.If your school is not yet registered, you can seek registration by emailing Safaricom at Lipanampesa@Safaricom.co.ke and requesting a paybill number for the school.
What is the best way to get the correct business phone number for my school?
You can contact your school’s office to learn more about your school’s business number and how the student is identifiable. To receive your business number, Dial *234# and follow the prompts. As the key word, type in the name of the school.