Belio Kipsang and Ezekiel Machogu
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Bursary scandal: Students miss classes in spite of scholarship billions

Basic Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang with Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu during the release of the 2023 KCPE results on November 23. 

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What you need to know:

  • By Friday last week, there were 1,268,185 learners who had reported to Form One and 131,854 who hadn’t.
  • The government is meant to fund each learner in a public school at the rate of Sh22,244 per year, but this has reduced to about Sh17,000.