Sh37 billion released for free education

What you need to know:

  • Sh29.5 billion has been paid to all the public secondary schools  for Free Secondary Education (FSE) that has been rolled out as part of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s 2017 pre-election pledge.
  • The remaining Sh7.5 billion will go to the printing and supply of textbooks for both secondary and primary schools.
  • The capitation for cost of operations is Sh6,000 per student, totalling Sh15.7 billion a year.

The government has released Sh37 billion to all public schools towards the implementation of free education, a day after they reopened for the 2018 first term.

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