In Summary
  • Knut secretary-general Wilson Sossion, in a letter dated May 17 to Education CS Fred Matiang’i, said the delay had “gravely inconvenienced” schools.
  • Schools reopened for second term on May 2 and will run until August 4.
  • Kenya Primary Schools Heads Association chairman Mr Shem Ndolo confirmed that schools had not received funds.

Teachers have given the government seven days to release free education funds, warning that any delay would lead to disruption of learning.

Kenya National Union of Teachers secretary-general Wilson Sossion, in a letter dated May 17 to Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i, said the delay had “gravely inconvenienced” schools.

“To date, no funds have been released to schools for the second term, despite many crucial programmes of co-curricular activities and expenditure by schools in other critical services to students,” said Mr Sossion.

Schools reopened for second term on May 2 and will run until August 4.

PROGRAMMES COLLAPSING

“Many school programmes are collapsing due to lack of funds and schools risk early closure, with the compounded challenge of high prices of basic commodities required to deliver services to students,” said the Knut boss.

Mr Sossion said the buck stopped at Dr Matiang’i “doorstep for failing to disburse the funds for secondary and primary schools”.

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