In Summary
  • Day scholars will only be required to buy uniforms and lunch. Previously, they paid Sh9,374 each per year.
  • Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang says the first disbursement for 2018 will be done next month and the rest in April and August.

Parents with children in day secondary schools will not pay fees from January while national and extra-county institutions will charge Sh53,554 and 40,535, respectively.

A circular on the rollout of free day secondary education addressed to head teachers and education officers says the government will pay Sh22,244 per year for each student, up from the current Sh12,870.

Day scholars will only be required to buy uniforms and lunch. Previously, they paid Sh9,374 each per year.

FUNDS
The circular, which is signed by Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang says the first disbursement for 2018 will be done next month and the rest in April and August.

He, however, said disbursement will only be made to schools that are registered and are headed by a Teachers Service Commission (TSC)-appointed principal.

In addition, the school must have submitted accurate enrolment data and bank account details.

“All schools management, especially principals, are expected to ensure prudence in the use of school funds and to adhere to the laid-down financial regulations as stipulated in the financial management instructions handbook,” Dr Kipsang states in the document.

BANK ACCOUNT
The government will pay for teaching, learning materials and examinations, repairs and maintenance, local travel and transport, administration costs, electricity, water and conservancy, activity fee, personal emoluments and medical and insurance.

The capitation will be disbursed in the ratio of 50:30:20.

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