Total number of 1,287,597 Grade Six pupils sat their KPSEA exams between November 28 and November 30.
CS Machogu said today on Monday that the government has allocated Ksh.15,000 for each of the more than 6 million students who appeared for the KPSEA exam in November last year.
“President William Ruto has directed the Ministry of Finance to spend Ksh 15,000 per student to facilitate free tuition in all public schools. In total, the government will spend a total of Ksh 9.6 billion for secondary school students this calendar year,” he said.
Machgu said he was only allowed to collect school fees for paragliding.
“Unless such a school has a boarding wing, no school should charge fees for its 7th graders.”
“This equates to high school students who will continue to receive Ksh.22, 244,” he said.
At the same time, Machogu also banned the government from paying entry fees for Grade 7 students in secondary schools.
“It is a constitutional requirement that primary to secondary education should be free and compulsory,” he said.
This is due to the 100 percent pass policy in schools where students enroll in 6th grade.