Capitation Per Student To Increase To Ksh.30000. Kahi Indimuli, the chairman of the Kenya Secondary School Heads Association (KESSHA), has suggested raising capitation from the existing amount of Sh22,244 to Sh30,000 per student.
Indimuli stated that managing schools has been difficult during the 46th Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association (KESSHA) Conference on Wednesday in Mombasa.
He claimed that the recent rise in commodities prices and the delayed government funding distribution was to blame.
“When my coworkers claim that we don’t even get 100% of the Sh22,244, how do we ask for more when even the smallest amount doesn’t arrive, I’m presented with a challenge. How will it take place? Indimuli questioned.
According to Indimuli, the head of schools had suggested Sh17,792 for the fiscal year 2021–2022; this amount comprised the funds still held at the ministry for Edu Afya and activities.
He claimed that each student has a balance of Sh4,451 for that academic year.
The Financial Year 2022–23 received a similar amount of Sh17,000, he continued, and they are still searching for a Sh5,000 deficiency per student.
Capitation Per Student To Increase To Ksh.30000
According to Indimuli, unremitted capitation funds totaling Sh8,901 per learner are owing to schools.
Indimuli responded, “We’ll send the kids home to get this money.
The chairman continued by saying that encouraging parents to pay tuition for their children to attend boarding schools is the only way to eliminate the deficit.
“When capitation is announced and the parents are then informed that no children should be taken home because we have already given money to the schools, it hurts us because how do we feed them? How can we supply clean water and restrooms? Since the moment a child enters my school, they are under my control,” Indimuli remarked.
“I am aware that as a government, you have several options for financing budget deficits, and you frequently borrow to close the difference. As schools, we lack the flexibility to borrow money to cover our financial shortfall.
As a result, “we are unable to meet our budget deficits,” parents are urged to pay boarding school tuition and lunch money for day students.