Jubilation to School Heads as CS Machogu Made the Following Major Announcement
Jubilation to School Heads as CS Machogu Made the Following Major Announcement. The Ministry of Education claims that the current quarterly distribution of capitation monies to schools will no longer take place in order to address disbursement delays. Starting this year, the system will switch to a ratio structure.
Ezekiel Machogu, the cabinet secretary for education, made the announcement on June 28 in Mombasa while formally opening the 46th Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association (KESSHA) Conference. He stated that going forward, capitation will be distributed in the proportions of 50:30:20 for the first, second, and third terms, respectively.
“One of the key issues that we need to solve is the delay in capitation payments. He said, “I am aware of the challenges and limitations that these delays impose on the activities in your schools.
“We are working hard to streamline the disbursement systems, using cutting-edge technologies and automated processes to expedite the flow of funds,” he added. This change will ensure that funds are allocated more equally throughout the course of the year, allowing schools to more effectively plan and distribute resources.
Additionally, Machogu emphasized how important it is for schools to recognize receiving capitation payments because failing to do so will prohibit them from getting the next installment.
Machogu urged school boards of management (BoMs) to start giving their organizations the resources needed to effectively handle several pathways leading to senior secondary schools under the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC).
As you are aware, we will be offering three distinct courses to our senior secondary students in the areas of social sciences, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and arts, sports science. According to Machogu, these pathways will provide students the freedom to choose a job that matches their interests and professional aspirations while giving them specialized knowledge and skills.
The Boards of Management in each of your schools need to start making plans for the pathways that will be offered at their institutions over the next two years in this regard. Let’s provide our schools the tools they require to assist students in achieving success in their chosen fields and discovering a world of opportunity,” he said.
He also asked the County Education Boards to strictly adhere to the registration standards in order to guarantee a cost-effective and efficient procedure that does not unfairly burden the government.
According to Machogu, the steps would ensure correct data and enable efficient resource allocation, which will benefit both schools and children. He also noted that schools that are currently functioning with certificates under Cap 211 must apply for re-registration. Machogu further emphasized the need for re-registration for schools whose features, such as enrollment status, the number of streams, or school type, have changed.
“It’s imperative to prioritize underserved areas and to make sure that all students, regardless of where they live, have access to high-quality education. Let’s work together to level the playing field and provide every child with the tools they need for success, he said.
To enhance governance and accountability in our schools, the CS directed the Kenya Education Management Institute (KEMI) to collaborate with the Ministry of Education, Teachers Service Commission, KESSHA, and Kenya Primary Schools Heads Association (KEPSHA) to accelerate the capacity building of the Boards of Management (BoMs) for all schools.
According to Machogu, the move will improve the governing bodies’ capacity to carry out supervision duties, mobilize institutional resources and supervise their responsible use, and ensure effective curriculum implementation.
All schools were mandated by the CS to establish tree nurseries for their own use in establishing woody areas inside their grounds and to distribute tree seedlings to the community both around the school and elsewhere.
President William Ruto also gave them instructions to have enough land to support forested zones, which they will do by setting up tree nurseries to distribute tree seedlings to communities and teach the students about managing tree nurseries in the process. This will strengthen school-community ties and encourage communities to take part in President Ruto’s goal of planting 15 billion trees by 2032.
According to Machogu, the State Department for Basic Education, which has the second-largest goal after the State Department for Forestry, wants to use educational institutions to help realize this objective by planting 200,000,000 tree seedlings year.
The CS emphasized that in order to continue tightening the noose around criminals who continuously advancing their cheating techniques in the national tests, the government must remove early exposure to the examination papers by looking at the methods of acquiring examination materials.
The center managers will now collect documents in the morning and afternoon rather than collecting them all at once in the morning. In order to effectively implement the revised procedures and guarantee sound administration and control of examination materials moving ahead, the Ministry will also enhance the number of containers in the major counties.