Government Funds Are Made Available To All Schools for Free.
Government funds for education are made available to all schools. School administrators may now rest easy after the Education Ministry said on Friday that it will distribute Sh16 billion for capitation next week.
This comes following Thursday’s hints from principals and head teachers that the schools’ financial situation might jeopardise the students’ exam preparations.
The money will be distributed as follows, according to Basic Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang: Junior Schools will receive Sh1.75 billion, while Primary Schools will receive Sh1.56 billion.
The Free Day Secondary Education programme would use the majority of the funds—Sh16.24 billion—to help secondary schools.
The Ministry of Education has received Sh16,249,982,722.28 billion as capitation monies from the National Treasury for distribution to students in public primary, junior, and secondary schools, according to Kipsang. This would enable the regular operation of all school activities.
The PS added that the money would arrive in the school accounts by the following week.
“The Ministry wishes to reassure all schools that the funds will be wired to respective school accounts next week to facilitate the smooth delivery of targeted learning activities,” the PS continued.
The government has also forbidden schools from doing any activities on their grounds during the third term.
In order to prepare for the KCPE and KPSEA national tests, which are planned to start on October 30, classes began on August 28 for the third term of the 2023 academic year, which is expected to run until October 27.
According to school administrators who spoke with the Standard, the financial issue threatened to disrupt institutional operations and jeopardise the preparation for the KCPE and KCSE tests.
The secretary of the education cabinet, Ezekiel Machogu, was sent a letter asking the release of the funds, according to Omboko Milemba, the chairman of the Kuppet.
Additionally, he has asked the Parliament to file a petition to get the funds released.
In order to get the Cabinet Secretary for Education to show up and explain why there is a delay, Milemba said, “I have submitted two questions to the Parliament via the clerks.
Government Funds Are Made Available To All Schools for Free