Gov’t releases Ksh17.4 billion to fund the 2021 first term for public schools


Gov't releases Ksh17.4 billion to fund the 2021 first term for public schools
Education CS Prof. George Magoha speaks on March 17, 2021 when he received the title deed for Kenya Coast National Polytechnic from the Kwale County Government. PHOTO / COURTESY

In Summary

  • In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Ministry of Health said Ksh. 2.62 billion is meant for learners in primary schools while Ksh. 14.85 billion is to support secondary school students.
  • The Ministry said the release of the funds is to ensure seamless learning in all public schools, asking all Principals to ensure that learning goes uninterrupted.

The government has released Ksh.17.4 billion to fund the First Term for Public schools.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Ministry of Health said Ksh. 2.62 billion is meant for learners in primary schools while Ksh. 14.85 billion is to support secondary school students.

The Ministry said the release of the funds is to ensure seamless learning in all public schools, asking all Principals to ensure that learning goes uninterrupted.

“Principals are advised to keep all their learners at their respective schools to ensure no part of class time is lost during the shortened academic calendar,” the statement reads.

School heads will now be required to reach out to guardians or parents of students with fees arrears to discuss best ways in which the dues will be paid.

“Principals should dialogue with parents of learners with fee balances to find practical ways of clearing any arrears,” said the Ministry.

At the same time, the Ministry threatened action against school heads who would be found culpable of contravening the Ministry’s guidelines on school fees.

“Any additional fees outside of the official guidelines will not be tolerated,” the statement adds.

The Ministry also urged all parents and stakeholders to ensure that all Form One students report to school given that the government has already released the funds for First Term.

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