Schools Threaten to Close due to Failure to Receive Education Funds
Schools Threaten to Close due to Failure to Receive Education Funds. Confusion has grown as a result of a recent financial distribution to educational institutions. After numerous school administrators claimed they did not receive enough funding, while others claim they did not receive any at all, this has been proven to be true.
Even though the Ministry of Education indicated via its cabinet secretary Ezekiel Machogu a week ago that funds were being released to schools, many educational institutions are still having financial difficulties.
According to Indimuli Kahi, chairperson of the Kenya Secondary School Heads Association, the complaints made by teachers, many of whom are also school heads, are valid.
This is because instructors were surprised to find out that they actually received far less money for each child than they had anticipated because the budget had allocated the ministry of education a sizable part.
It is made known that the circulation that was signed a week ago by the basic education principle secretary Belio Kipsang said that funds had been made available for distribution to educational institutions. He asserts that the funds were made available for both the first semester of the 2023 academic year and the first quarter of the fiscal year 2022–2023.
According to KESSHA chairperson Mr. Indimuli Kahi, the education cabinet secretary Ezekiel Machogu was approached about this issue before and he promised to resolve it with the national treasury. Machogu also announced that the ministry of education will start paying educational institutions using the 50.30.20 disbursement system as of the start of the following fiscal year.
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According to the education ministry, schools received an average of 24 billion. It has recommended educators not to expel pupils for not making timely tuition payments.
Mr. Kahi says that the slow release and the distribution of meager funds endanger the regular academic progress of our institutions.