Capitation Delay To Kenyan Schools 2023
Capitation Delay To Kenyan Schools 2023. Following a brief midterm break, classes resumed in Kenyan schools despite a cash crunch brought on by delays in the funding of educational institutions.
Schools are in financial trouble, according to the Kenya Primary Schools Heads Association (KEPSHA), as they have not yet received their entire first-term distribution.
The KEPSHA chairperson, Johnson Nzioka, observed that since students last reported more than a month ago, JSS has not gotten any funding.
Furthermore, he said that whereas schools typically receive 50% of the capitation for the first term, they have only been given 20% of that amount. Nzioka noted that the amount of money is far below what they anticipate for the schools to operate efficiently, and that schools have not yet received directions on how to spend it.
He said they are still waiting for the ministry to provide them with instructions on how to use the funds.
The government will spend KES 9.6 billion on JSS students this year, with Sh15,000 set aside each student as capitation to support free education in all public schools, according to Ezekiel Machogu, the education cabinet secretary.
According to the 100% transition policy in the same school where they were enrolled in Grade Six, public schools are not permitted to charge any entrance fees for any learners in Grade Seven.
According to the CS, the government would spend Sh18 billion on capitation funds for JSS students in the upcoming fiscal year.
Sh4,000 of the Sh15,000 that will be released for each learner will go into building infrastructure, with laboratories receiving the most attention.
Meanwhile, a part of secondary school parents complained of certain principals now capitalizing on additional taxes in the name of remedial fees.
The parents claim that the increase in tuition fees was mandated by the government, but even after paying the outstanding sum, they are unable to enroll their children in classes until they have paid the remedial expenses.
They identified a school where students must first pay remedial costs, which amount over Sh5,000 annually and are Sh1,800 for the first and second terms and Sh1,200 for the third.