School Funding Broken Promise Brings a Financial Crisis
School Funding Broken Promise Brings a Financial Crisis. Ezekiel Machogu, the cabinet secretary for education, assured that money would have reached the schools two weeks ago. Public schools are currently crippled since they have not yet gotten the funding, despite his vow to do so. Due to the funding’ delayed disbursement and resulting debt, the schools are currently experiencing a severe financial difficulty.
Numerous difficulties in the schools have been impacted by the fund disbursement delays. This unwelcome turn of circumstances has undermined the provision of high-quality education. This has led to a significant increase in concern on the appropriate support that must be provided to learners.
Due to a lack of teaching and learning resources, learning has become a laborious process. The majority of infrastructure projects have stopped, which has had a significant negative impact on the learning environment.
The complicated situation stems from the national government’s inability to release capital to schools as promised and required. This has put thousands of students’ futures at danger and compromised the entire educational system.
It should be recalled that education CS Machogu had earlier promised that capitation monies would be released on time. That, however, has not been the case because public school financing has not yet been allocated.
It is known that the CS said on Tuesday, May 30, that the government would release capitation money totaling Ksh. 28 billion. The capitation is intended for all primary, junior high, and senior high schools in the nation. The CS was explicit when she stated that the money would be disbursed on Friday, June 2.
CS Machogu’s earlier statement on capitation of school finances
“As you are well aware, the annual secondary school capitation cap is 22,240 shillings per pupil. Since I know instructors are waiting impatiently for the monies, we will send them. By June 2nd, the senior capitation money will be issued. The remarks were made on June 20 by Machogu. A week later, the CS reported that every student is cited with the exact same emotions.
He declared that 28 billion shillings would be released in total. Teachers expressed their worries by claiming that the financial situation at their institutions is rapidly getting worse.