Secondary schools receive sh16 billion capitation

According to CS for education Ezekiel Machogu, the government gave secondary schools Sh16 billion last week.

While managing Form 1 admission at St. George’s Girls on Monday, Machogu disclosed the news.

He advised school administrators not to impose on parents fees that have not been authorised by the ministry.

“Last week we disbursed Sh16 billion which went to public secondary schools,” Machogu said.

Each admitted kid will earn Sh22,444 for their school. For each Grade 7 student, primary schools will receive Sh15,042.

He stated that primary schools will also receive capitation.

Machogu claimed, however, that the government has not yet received information on the enrollment numbers for junior secondary.

“Once we get the necessary information of those able to register in junior secondary we will send the money anytime from now,” he said.

Before the end of this week, he said, the ministry would need to know the precise number of kids admitted to Grade 7.

The CS stated that once the ministry received the data, it would be clear how much needed to be distributed to the schools.


Written by Brian Mayodi

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