Today atleast 10 million learners in Grade 1-3, class 5-7 and form 1-3 are resuming their studies after three days half term that started on Thursday last week. Students are going back to school at a time many parents are facing hard economic time due to adverse effects of Covid-19 pandemic.
In schools, things are not different. Schools heads and principals having been going through hard time due to financial problem making it impossible for them to run schools. Last week, Kenya Secondary schools heads association chairperson Kahi Indimuli asked education cabinet secretary to compel parents to clear school fees for their children.
Kahi Indimuli also decried delayed release of capitation funds, saying schools heads are unable to meet day to day activities in schools due to lack of funds. It's now good news to schools heads and principals as government has today released capitation funds for third term.
According to the information shared in various media, Government has released Sh 9.3 billions to fund the free education program. Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha says Sh2.8b allocated to primary schools and Sh6.5b to secondary schools.
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