The government has given Sh9.6 billion for junior secondary, according to CS Machogu, who was speaking on Monday at the publication of the Form One placement for 2022 KCPE candidates.
President William Ruto has ordered the Treasury to set aside Sh.15,000 per student as capitation to support free education in all public schools. The government will invest a total of Sh.9.6 billion on junior secondary students this fiscal year, he said.
According to CS Machogu, "this is practically equal to senior secondary pupils, who will continue collecting the amount they are getting of Sh.22, 244."
Only public day schools are subject to the regulation; boarding schools will be charged separately. No school shall charge Grade 7 students any fees, according to the CS, unless the institution has boarding wings.
Students in the seventh grade will start classes on January 30, 2023. The CS also stated that public schools are not permitted to charge students in Grade 7 any admission fees. This is because the learners were enrolled for Grade 6 at the same school, which has a 100% transition policy.
He explained, "This is the fundamental obligation that elementary and secondary basic education be obligatory and free.The legislation only applies to public day schools; boarding institutions will be paid individually.
According to the CS, no school may charge a fee to students in Grade 7 unless it also has boarding facilities.On January 30, 2023, seventh graders will begin their academic year.
Additionally, the CS declared that public schools are not allowed to charge seventh-grade children any entry fees. This is due to the learners' enrollment in the same school's Grade 6 program, which has a 100% transition policy.
This is the essential requirement that elementary and secondary basic education be required and free, he said.
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