Free day secondary education to begin in January

Students are seen in Nakuru town on October 27, 2016. The government on Thursday honoured its election pledge to provide complete free day secondary education starting January after it allocated Sh25 billion for the programme. PHOTO | SULEIMAN MBATIAH | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • This year in January, a total of  790,680 out of 942,021 candidates who sat last year’s KCPE exam joined secondary schools.

  • With the government known to delay release of capitation funds, Kenyans will be waiting to see the implementation of the programme.

  • Knut and Kuppet say the country is facing a shortage of about 90,000 teachers.

The government on Thursday honoured its election pledge to provide complete free day secondary education starting January after it allocated Sh25 billion for the programme.

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