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Govt Releases Ksh16.2 Billion School Capitation Funds

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Govt Releases Ksh16.2 Billion School Capitation Funds

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

Belio Kipsang, the principal secretary for education, stated that the junior secondary will receive Ksh1.75 billion, Ksh1.56 billion for Free Primary Education (FPE), and Ksh12.9 billion for Free Day Secondary Education (FDSE).

Kipsang made these remarks as he directed all field officials and institutional administrators to prohibit all school activities involving parents and other stakeholders during the Third Term in order to allow for adequate preparations for the October 30 national examinations.

In a statement, the Principal Secretary noted that all schools commenced the Third Term of the 2023 academic calendar on August 28. This term is scheduled to run until October 27, paving the way for the national exam season.

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He further added that the Ministry of Education has received a total of Sh16.24 billion as capitation funds from the National Treasury.

The government intends to disburse these funds to students in public Primary, Junior, and Secondary schools to ensure the seamless operation of school activities.

The Principal Secretary (PS) assured all schools that they would transfer the funds to their respective school accounts by September 20 to enable the delivery of targeted learning activities.

Additionally, the Principal Secretary has conveyed that schools will receive a comprehensive breakdown of the funds and guidelines for their responsible utilization, in accordance with government regulations.

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He confirmed that the Ministry of Education disbursed a total of Sh89.4 billion for Primary, Junior, and Secondary school education during the 2022–2023 fiscal year.

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Govt Releases Ksh16.2 Billion School Capitation Funds

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