In Summary
  • Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang said that the government will pay the subsidy that parents have been paying.
  • Students in boarding schools will receive a similar amount from the government as that given to those in day schools.
  • Already, the government has allocated Sh25 billion for the programme.

The government has scrapped the Sh9,374 school fees which each student in public secondary schools has been paying per year, paving way for complete free day secondary education starting January 2018.

Announcing the new directive in a circular on guidelines for the implementation of free day secondary school education, Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang said that the government will pay the subsidy.

“In order to ensure a 100 percent transition for all leaners and remove the burden from parents, the parent component of Sh9,374 has been taken up by the government and as such leaners in day schools will not pay any school fees,” Dr Kipsang said in the document dated October 19.

With the new development, each learner in public schools will receive Sh22,224 from the government with effect from January 2018.

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However, parents will buy school uniform and pay for lunch for day scholars.

Students in boarding schools will receive a similar amount from the government as that given to those in day schools.

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