Earlier Closure of Primary and Secondary Schools
Earlier Closure of Primary and Secondary Schools. Due to the high cost of goods and the delays in the transfer of capitation money to these institutions, the majority of school leaders have finally voiced their complaints about the difficulties they have to keep students in school.
The government has just received a request from head teachers and principals to distribute school capitation money or else all primary and secondary schools will close early.
These leaders have made it clear that the government must act quickly to address the current predicament that has resulted in the necessity to buy supplies on credit due to a lack of finances.
The Kuppet chair Omboko Milemba has added to this by observing that schools have begun rationing food to kids, which is a very important step.
Omboko claimed that some school administrators don’t provide pupils with enough food, which makes it difficult for them to learn at school, and that school closures will have an impact on both students and the academic calendar.
The country’s primary, junior, and senior secondary schools will receive Sh28 billion from the government by Friday, May 2, 2023, according to a request by headteachers and principals to the current C’s. Hon. Ezekiel Machogu.
While speaking to the audience at Kametho Primary and Junior Secondary School in Rarieda, County of Siaya, Machogu expressed these ideas.
President William Ruto and the administration, according to Machogu, have a new funding strategy that will make education accessible to 70% of pupils from disadvantaged homes.
Because the government is funding education at every level, according to Machogu, there is really no justification for a parent not to send their children to school.
Most schools would close earlier than intended if the government doesn’t send the money by next week.