Schooling Ministry says learners in secondary faculties will proceed getting subsidies » Capital Information
NAIROBI, Kenya, June 20 – The government now says it will continue to provide 244 Shillings Shillings 22 annually as a grant to schools to provide free secondary education.
In a circular to all education directors in the county, Education Minister Julius Juan said the subsidies will be in equal installments of 25 percent of the approved budget per quarter of the fiscal year.
However, parents with students in boarding schools must have a total of Sh. 24,935 for boarding equipment and shops.
“Following the shortened academic calendar from 39 weeks to 30 weeks, the ministry has revised the fees to be paid by parents for the academic year beginning July 26th to March 4th, 2022. The Kenyan government will grant a grant to each student, but to cover the cost of boarding school, parents will pay the boarding school fees that apply to different school categories and locations, ”says part of the circular.
Juan went on to explain that in order to benefit, a school must, among other things, be properly registered and run by a school principal appointed by the Teachers Service Commission and be registered with the National Education Management Information System (NEMIS).
The PS pointed out that each school principal, as the school’s accounting officer, is responsible for the application and use of the funds.
Transfer and re-entry cases of students are to be treated individually according to the regulations of the transfer guidelines.
However, it is expected that all transfers will be processed through NEMIS.
In addition, Juan assured that the Ministry of Education will continue to provide funds to support the staff of the Board of Directors.
Over a million Kenyan Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) candidates who have taken the 2020 exams are expected to attend secondary school by August 2.
Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha said Tuesday that after a thorough selection process for Form One, all candidates were placed in various public secondary schools across the country.
“Of the 1,179,192 candidates who passed the 2020 KCPE exam, 1,171,265 were placed in secondary schools. This comes after detainees, aging candidates and candidates have been expelled from refugee camps. We have therefore placed all candidates in secondary schools in line with our 100% transition policy from primary to secondary, ”said Magoha.
“In our selection process, we strictly applied the principles of equity, fairness, merit, transparency, inclusiveness and positive action in placing candidates in each school category,” he added.
Magoha went on to point out that all candidates who scored 400 or more will attend national schools, with boys leading with 18,848, followed by girls with 17,406.
Other students were selected to attend Special Education Centers, Extra County Schools, County Schools, and Sub-County Schools.
“When it came to placement, the majority of candidates who reached 400 marks and more were placed in national or extra county schools of their choice. Candidates with special 21 needs were also admitted to their preferred mainstream schools, while others were admitted to special schools based on their disability categories by achievement and choice, ”he added.
A total of 1,179,192 KCPE candidates took their exams under strict COVID-19 protocols in March.