Government Delays Funding Leaving Public Schools In A Crisis. Education cabinet secretary Ezekiel Machogu promised that funds would have been sent to schools 2 weeks ago. However, despite the promise from him, public schools have not received the funds yet, leaving them in a paralyzed state. The schools are facing a serious financial crisis due to the delayed disbursement of funds, leaving them in debts.
The delays in funds disbursement has affected quite a number of issues in the schools. Offering of quality education has been compromised by this unwanted state of events. The necessary support required to be given to learners has become a major concern as a result.
This has led to insufficient teaching and learning resources that has made learning a tedious process. Most infrastructure projects have stalled and the learning environment has been greatly impaired as a result.
The inability of the national government to fulfill it’s promise and obligation of releasing capitation to schools has become messy. This has jeopardized the education system at large and has made the future of thousands of learners to be at stake.
Government Delays Funding Leaving Public Schools In A Crisis
It is remembered that education CS Machogu previously assured all and sundry of timely release of capitation funds. However, that has not been the case as funding to public schools has not yet been made.
On Tuesday May 30, it is on record that the CS said the government was going to release capitation funds amounting to ksh. 28 billion. The capitation is meant for primary schools, junior secondary and senior secondary schools across the country. The CS was specific and said the funds were set to be released by Friday, June 2nd.
CS Machogu earlier statement on school funds capitation
”You are all aware that capitation per student is capped at 22,240 shillings per learner in secondary school per year. We are going to send the funds as am sure teachers are anxiously waiting for the funds. The capitation money for senior will be released by June 2nd”. Machogu made the sentiments on June 20. A week later, the CS said the same sentiments are quoted the exact figure for every learner.
He confirmed the total amount to be released was 28 billion shillings. Teachers expressed their concerns by saying schools are slowly sinking into a serious financial crunch.