Also the Ministry of Education (MoE) is set to release capitation funds for primary, Junior Secondary School (JSS) and secondary schools by next week.
The Ministry of Education has assured JSS teachers that they will be paid their salaries together with their pending arrears by end month.
“By the end of this month, the government will pay the Junior Secondary School teachers all their pending salaries. This will improve their morale to teach our children,” said Principal Secretary (PS) for State Department of Basic Education Dr. Richard Belio Kipsang.
Speaking in Eldoret on Thursday, the PS said that the government is progressing with capacity building of JSS teachers having employed 35,000 teachers already.
Dr. Kipsang further said that all schools will receive capitation funds by the end of next week.
“Shortly, possibly by the end of next week we shall have released the necessary capitation for our primary, junior schools and secondary schools,” he stated.
He added: “Again, we have distributed 18 billion books to Junior Secondary Schools for Grade 7 learners.”
Last year, the government released Ksh17 billion in capitation funds to public schools to cater for Free Primary Education and Free Day Secondary Education (FDSE).
Early this year, Education Cabinet Secretary (CS) Ezekiel Machogu revealed that the government disbursed Ksh16 billion capitation for secondary schools.
Machogu added that every school would receive Ksh22,444 per student while all primary schools would receive Ksh15,042 for every Grade 7 student.
On January, the government released Ksh9.6 billion and 15 million books for JSS alongside 400,000 teachers’ guides.
According to MoE, the school capitation to actualize FDSE is Ksh22,444 per learner in one year.
By Wasike Elvis
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