To Avoid Crisis, The Ministry Of Education Has Released Ksh9.3 Billion


The Education Ministry has provided Ksh9.3 billion to pay the free education program, a move that has averted a crisis in the wake of school principals' outrage over budget limits.

Ksh2.8 billion would go to primary schools and Ksh6.5 billion to high institutions, according to Education CS George Magoha.

Headteachers have lamented the school's financial predicament, arguing that the government should issue additional capitation monies to keep the institution going.

They had told Magoha, led by Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association leader Kahi Indimuli, that the education sector could collapse due to the financial situation.

In the recent past, the Education Ministry has been at odds with both headteachers and parents.

Parents recently expressed dissatisfaction with the school calendar's midterm break, claiming that the brief vacation was unnecessary because schools would shut two weeks later on Friday, July 16.

Due to the difficulties created by the Covid-19 pandemic, which saw schools close, the ministry modified the calendar.