Secondary schools will receive free education funds this week. This is according to Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha. He said secondary schools will receive close Sh15 billion.
“We shall release the money next week (this week) to schools and therefore no one should try to cause panic or anxiety,” He said on last Thursday.
According to school heads, their accounts have run dry and they may not adequately prepare for the administration of KCPE and KCSE examinations if the cash is not disbursed.
The Ministry of Education released Sh14.6 billion to fund secondary schools and another Sh4.6 billion for primary institutions when schools reopened in January this year.
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The government’s financing model of free education is spread in a 50:30:20 ratio meaning that half the money is sent during the First Term, 30 per cent in the Second Term and the balance released in Third Term.
In total each learner in all public secondary schools receives Sh22,244 per year under the government’s Free Day Secondary Education (FDSE) program. Of this Sh9,400 goes into operations including Personal Emoluments (Salaries and wages for BOM staff).
TABLE SHOWING THE FDSE Structure
|5||Other Vote Heads||9,400.00|
|6||Maintenance and Improvement||5,000.00|
Other vote heads: local travel and transport, Administration, Electricity, Personnel emolument.
The ministry uses data for learners registered with NEMIS (national education management information system).