In Summary

  • The government has allocated Sh32.7 billion for secondary schools and Sh14 billion for free primary education.
  • The delay has forced school heads to send home students on several occasions in a bid to have them pay full fees.

Secondary schools are yet to receive about Sh5 billion in capitation with less than two weeks to closing day, giving headteachers a challenge in managing the institutions.

Primary schools are also yet to get their money, as a teachers’ union claimed the government was using money in election campaigns.

CAPITATION
The government has allocated Sh32.7 billion for secondary schools and Sh14 billion for free primary education this financial year.

In late May, the government released Sh3.8 billion to secondary schools and Sh1.7 billion to primary schools.

School capitation are released in phases with schools getting 50 per cent in the first term, 30 per cent in the second and 20 per cent in the third.

SCHOOL FEES
The delay has forced school heads to send home students on several occasions in a bid to have them pay full fees with some demanding payment for up to the third term.

On Sunday, Kenya Secondary School Heads Association chairman Kahi Indimuli said head teachers are finding it hard to manage schools as suppliers are on their neck.

“Schools are starting to close this week and we have to keep the students comfortable with no money,” Mr Indimuli lamented.

“We are also required to pay support staff and board of management teachers yet we have no money.”

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