The ministry of education under the leadership of the cabinet secretary Prof George magoha has released sh. 9.3B whib serves as a cushion to parents who are crying foul over the adversaries brought about by covid-19 pandemic.
The cash has been remitted at a time when learners are reporting back to school after the mid term is over.
Out of the total amount distributed, sh. 2.8B will be deposited to primary schools and sh. 6.5B will be sent to various secondary schools. The above cash has been sent under the free education program.
"Gov't releases Sh9.3b to fund the free education program; CS Magoha says Sh2.8b allocated to primary schools & Sh6.5b to secondary schools", citizen TV is quoted.
Schools will have some cash for running of various activities like payment of non teaching staff and other casual workers. Bearing in mind Covid 19 has challenges accompanying it, school heads should react linient to parents in that they should not send learners home for school fees.
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