Gov’t releases Ksh16.2B for JSS, free primary, secondary education

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On Fri, 15 Sep, 2023 17:34 | < 1 min read
Gov't releases Ksh16.2B for JSS, free primary, secondary education
Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang. PHOTO/Courtesy

The Government has released Ksh16.3 billion in capitation funds for Junior Secondary, free primary and secondary education.

Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang said that junior secondary will receive Ksh1.75 billion, another Ksh1.56 billion for Free Primary Education (FPE) and Ksh12.9 billion for Free Day Secondary Education (FDSE).

Kipsang made the remarks as he directed all field officials and institutional administrators that all school activities involving parents and other stakeholders are not allowed during the Third Term to allow for adequate preparations ahead of the national exams set to start on October 30.

"All schools opened for the Third Term of the 2023 academic calendar on August 28, which is scheduled to run until October 27 to pave the way for the national exams season," the PS, in a statement.

"To ensure normal running of all school activities, the Ministry of Education has received Sh16.24 billion as capitation funds from the National Treasury for disbursement to learners in public Primary, Junior and Secondary," he added.

The PS assured all schools that the funds would be wired to respective school accounts by September 20 to facilitate the smooth delivery of targeted learning activities.

"A detailed breakdown of the funds and guidelines on their prudent utilisation have been dispatched to schools in line with Government regulations," the PS said.

He assured that in the 2022/2023 Financial Year, the Ministry of Education fully disbursed a total of Sh89,4 billion as capital for Primary, Junior and Secondary school learning.

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