Belio Kipsang Stern Warning to School Heads on FSE Funds
Belio Kipsang Stern Warning to School Heads on FSE Funds. According to an order from the Ministry of Education to the heads of junior secondary schools, the funds for Free Secondary Education (FSE) should be spent prudently.
He urged that they follow the financial guidelines outlined in the Handbook on Financial Management for Public Schools, Teacher Training Colleges, and Vocational Colleges in Kenya, which has been reviewed.
The guidebook was released by the MOE, the Public Finance Management Act of 2012, and the Public Procurement and Disposal Act of 2025.
According to a memo signed by Kipsang dated June 15, 2023 and addressed to all county directors of education, the Ministry has released the FSE funds for JSS institutions to cover the second term of 2023, broken down into Tuition Account and Operation Account, where a student is allocated a sum of Ksh1, 680 and Ksh909.30, respectively.
Dr. Belio recommended that in order to recognize receipt of the funds for both the tuition and operation accounts, the heads of the schools transmit copies of the official school receipt to the PS, the Sub County Director of Education, and the County Director of Education.
Additionally, they have to provide an allocation of monies via the Sub County Director of Education to the County Director of Education bearing the complete signatures of the grantors and the recipients.
In accordance with the letter’s instructions, each student was to receive a school official receipt for allocation, and these lists were to be connected to the payment voucher that was to be kept on file at the school.
“Within two weeks, this and payment must be sent. If a school’s acknowledgement is not received at the program headquarters within the designated time, the school will be dropped from the program.
The memo also emphasizes that any institution with enrollments below the minimum for this payout would be subject to recovery.
With the exception of tuition payments, all GOK subsidies will be deposited in the Operational Account, and the funds in the Tuition Account may only be used to pay for educational supplies.
According to the circular, “Each Account must have a separate cash book, and Schools must post the amounts collected on their notice boards.
According to the PS, a few schools were left out of the distribution because they had contradictory features, but it was guaranteed that they would get the money after the details were worked out.
Copies of the circular were distributed to the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Education, Secretary/CEO of the Teachers Service Commission, Director of School Audit Services, and all Regional Directors of Education.