Public schools yet to receive free education cash

Teacher Charity Mutahi conducts a lesson at King’ong’o Primary School in Nyeri County on August 29, 2017. Public primary and secondary schools are facing a cash crisis that is nearly grinding operations in the institutions to a halt. PHOTO | JOSEPH KANYI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • On Wednesday evening, Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang said Sh6.64 billion has been earmarked to benefit 2.5 million students in 8,526 public secondary schools.

  • Dr Kipsang said the government had fully paid for the free primary and free day secondary schools education for second term and third term.

  • Earlier, headteachers said they had not been able to pay suppliers, non-teaching staff and teachers employed by boards of management.

Public primary and secondary schools are facing a cash crisis that is nearly grinding operations in the institutions to a halt.

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