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Schools receive government fees capitation for first term

Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha on January 14, 2020, at Machokos Boys. He directed schools to admit all Form One students, including those who may have less fees than required in First Term in the spirit of the 100 per cent transition policy
Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha. Photo/ File.

The government has released Sh32.5 billion to secondary schools tp cater for first term, 2020. This comes at a time when schools are grappling with high students’ populations occasioned by the 100 percent policy. Over 92 percent of the learners who sat for the 2019 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education, KCPE, have now reported to form one following the Ministry’s spirited move to actualize the transition policy.

The revelations were made by the Education Cabinet Secretary, Prof George Magoha, about a fortnight ago at Moi Girls High School, Nairobi.

“The government has sent money for free day secondary today. Do not listen to what other people are saying. No principal is allowed to send children home for lack of fees,” the CS said.

NEMIS CAPTURE OF LEARNERS

This comes even as some schools claim the money is yet to hit their accounts.

Disbursement of capitation funds is done on a ratio of 50 per cent for first term, 30 per cent and 20 per cent in second and third terms respectively, where each student receives at least Sh22,240 every year.

Schools have also been urged to capture all their learners on the National Education Management System, Nemis. While dispelling rumours that the Ministry was planning to do away with Nemis, the CS reaffirmed that the system is ‘here to stay’.

This is how to do it. CS George Magoha helps this young girls to dress up as he led the Form One admission mop up exercise in Nairobi that saw more than 15 students admitted to various schools. The CS said 92pc of last year’s one million students have been admitted in the spririt of 100pc transition.
This is how to do it. CS George Magoha helps this young girls to dress up as he led the Form One admission mop up exercise in Nairobi that saw more than 15 students admitted to various schools. The CS said 92pc of last year’s one million students have been admitted in the spririt of 100pc transition.
SCHOOL FEES

Magoha has been leading the Form One admission mop up exercise in different parts of the Country. In Nairobi, on Monday January 27, 2020, the exercise saw more than 15 students admitted to various schools. The CS warned schools turning away students for lack of fees that stern action will be taken against them.

Magoha directed schools to follow the stipulated school fee guidelines to the latter. For all national schools and Extra County schools located in major towns, the maximum fees has been set at Sh75,798 per year. Of this, the government through its FDSE programme will pay Sh22,244. The remaining balance will be paid by the parent or guardian.

The government will provide capitation for each learner in a boarding school that is equal to capitation for each learner in a day school. In order to meet the cost of boarding, parents will pay the boarding fees applicable to different categories of schools and location.

Tables 3, 4 and 5 below provide the details of the fees.

Table 3: Boarding school’s fees structure- category A*

S/NO. VOTE HEAD G.O.K PARENT TOTAL
1 Teaching, Learning Materials & Exams 4,144.00 0 4,144.00
2 Boarding Equipment & Stores 0.00 30,385.00 30,385.00
3 Maintenance & Improvement 5,000.00 2,000.00 7,000.00
4 Other Vote Heads 9,400.00 20,371.00 29,771.00
5 Activity Fees 1,500.00 798.00 2,298.00
6 Medical & Insurance 2,000.00 0.00 2,000.00
7 SMASSE 200.00 0.00 200.00
8 Total School Fees 22,244.00 53,554.00 75,798.00

*Other vote heads Local travel and transport, Administration. Electricity, Personnel emolument.

 Schools classified as Category A are:

  • All National schools and
  • Extra county schools that are located in the following towns: Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisumu, Nyeri, Thika and Eldoret ONLY.

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 Table 4: Boarding schools fees structure- category B*

S/NO. VOTE HEAD G.O.K PARENT TOTAL
1 Teachiing, Learning Materials & Exams 4,144.00 0 4,144.00
2 Boarding Equipment & Stores 0.00 25,385.00 25,385.00
3 Maintenance & Improvement 5,000.00 2,000.00 7,000.00
4 Other Vote Heads 9,400.00 12,900.00 22,300.00
5 Activity Fees 1,500.00 250.00 1,750.00
6 Medical & Insurance 2,000.00 0.00 2,000.00
7 SMASSE 200.00 0.00 200.00
8 Total School Fees 22,244.00 40,535.00 62,779.00

*Other vote heads Local travel and transport, Administration, Electricity, Personnel emolument.

Schools classified as Category B* are other boarding schools including extra county schools that are located in other areas other than the town of Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisumu, Nyeri, Thika and Eldoret.

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