State releases Sh30bn for public secondary schools - 3 weeks ago, 02:35

By: Emmanuel Wanjala ...

The government yesterday released Sh30 billion capitation for public secondary schools.

Basic Education PS Belio Kipsang said another Sh6 billion was disbursed for free primary education.

The funds should be in schools by end of the week, he said.

The PS said 500 secondary schools, with 300,000 students, will miss out as they are yet to upload student details on the National Education Management Information System (Nemis).

“Last year we told schools we were going to pay through Nemis but we ended up paying through the traditional way. But this year, everything is going to be through Nemis,” Kipsang said.

The PS spoke after touring Oloolaiser High School and Ngong Township Primary School in Kajiado.

This is good news to most schools that have been struggling to pay suppliers, buy stationery and pay teachers employed by boards after the funds failed to be released at the beginning of the month.

Every student gets Sh22,224 per year for ...
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