The government has released Sh.32.5 billion to cater for free day secondary education in the country with each student expected to get Sh. 22,240 annually.
According to Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha, the money will cater for the student’s medical expenses and Insurance as well as purchase of teaching and learning materials.
Magoha confirmed that the money had already been disbursed and was already in the respective schools.
“I want to reconfirm once again that the day secondary schools capitation is already in schools. Our principals are doing as we requested, each child that comes must, without choice, be given access to schools including those without requisite fees required,” Magoha told reporters at the Moi Girls School in Nairobi on Monday.
He further said that the government assured that it will pay for each student’s basic needs through NEMIS, irrespective of the school category.
“The Ministry expects each school must be duly registered and headed by the Teachers Service Commission appointed Principal.”