Jubilation to JSS Teachers Over Salary Arrears
Jubilation to JSS Teachers Over Salary Arrears. In order to reassure JSS teachers that they will get full payment by the end of this month, the Ministry of Education has granted them both their delayed compensation and their current salaries.
The government will pay all of the teachers’ accrued back wages at Junior Secondary Schools before the end of this month. Dr. Richard Belio Kipsang, the Principal Secretary (PS) for the State Department of Basic Education, commented that this will boost the morale of those who teach our pupils.
In spite of the fact that it has already hired 35,000 teachers, the government is strengthening the capacity of JSS teachers, according to the Principal Secretary (PS), who spoke on Thursday in Eldoret.
The distribution of capitation funds to all schools will be finished by the end of the next week, according to Dr. Kipsang.
He continued, “We shall have released the necessary capitation for our primary, junior, and secondary schools within a short period of time, and most probably by the end of the following week.”
He added, “Once more, we have distributed 18 billion books to Junior Secondary Schools for students in Grade 7.”
In Kenya, public schools received Ksh17 billion in capitation funding from the government to pay the costs of Free Day Secondary Education (FDSE) and Free Primary Education (FPE).
The Cabinet Secretary for Education, Ezekiel Machogu, revealed at the start of this year that the government had paid Ksh16 billion in capitation to secondary schools.
Machogu continued by stating that each school would receive Ksh22,444 per pupil, while Ksh15,042 would be given to all elementary schools for each pupil entering the seventh grade.
The government gave 15 million books, 400,000 teaching aids, and Ksh9.6 billion to the Junior Secondary School (JSS) in January.
The Ministry of Education estimates that each student would require a school capitation of Ksh22,444 over the course of a year in order for FDSE to become a reality.