Head teachers want Ministry to release second term funds

Head teachers want Ministry to release second term funds

School heads are now pushing for the Ministry of education to release term two funds saying schools have bills to pay which cannot be met now due to lack of funding.

Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) for Education Zachary Kinuthia has acknowledged to have received the official report from school heads demanding immediate release of term two funds.

Indimuli who is the Kessha (Kenya Secondary School Heads Association) chair cited a number of reasons for demanding the release of the funds including schools struggling to meet their monthly obligations like wages for school watchmen etc.

“It should not be assumed that schools have no bills to settle when learners are at home. The money for schools was budgeted for and it should have been released by now.

“The classrooms, offices, dormitories, laboratories, dining halls and other buildings need to be cleaned too. Those who do these jobs need to be paid,” explained Indimuli.

The Kessha chairman also noted that some of the schools marked as Covid-19 quarantine centres spent huge amounts of money in the program.

It is estimated that 359 schools countrywide were used as quarantine centres before the government pulled a plug on the program.

Indimuli had previously stated that parents have the obligation to clear fees arrears for their children to cover the period they were in school.

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