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Only schools with heads appointed by TSC and whose students are captured on NEMIS Will get FDSE subsidy from the Government

Only schools with heads appointed by TSC and whose students are captured on NEMIS Will get a subsidy of Ksh.22, 244 shillings per student yearly, from the Government, Education Principal Secretary Julius Juan has said.

Juan said the government will continue to disburse Ksh.22, 244 shillings per student annually, as a subsidy to schools to achieve free day secondary school education.

In a circular to all County Education Directors, Education Principal Secretary Julius Juan stated that provision of subsidy will be made in equal instalments of 25 per cent of the total approved budget per each quarter of the budgetary year.

Parents or guardians with students in boarding schools will, however, be obliged to pay a total of Sh. 24,935 for the boarding equipment and stores.

“Following the shortened academic calendar from 39 weeks to 30 weeks, for the academic year commencing on July 26 to March 4 2022, the ministry has revised fees payable by parents. 

“Government of Kenya will provide a sub subsidy for each learner but in order to meet the cost of boarding, the parents will pay the boarding fees applicable to different categories of schools and location,” a part of the circular read.

Juan said that for learning institutions to benefit, they must be duly registered and headed by a principal appointed by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), be registered on the National Education Management Information System (NEMIS) among other requirements.

The Principal Secretary pointed out that all school principals shall be responsible for the application and utilization of funds as the accounting officer of the school.

He noted that cases of transfers and re-entry of students shall be dealt with on an individual basis as specified in the student transfer guidelines. However, all transfers must be handled through NEMIS.

The PS assured that the Ministry of Education will disburse funds as usual to support the board of management (BOM) employees.

Over one million Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) candidates who sat for the 2020 examinations will start to report to secondary school from August 2.

Education CS Magoha on Tuesday announced after a thorough Form One selection process that all the candidates had been placed in various public secondary schools across the nation.

“Of the 1,179,192 candidates that sat the 2020 KCPE Examination, 1,171,265 have been placed in secondary schools. This is after excluding inmates, over age candidates, and candidates from refugee camps. We have therefore placed all candidates in secondary schools in keeping with our 100 percent transition policy from primary to secondary education,” said Magoha.

“In the selection, we have strictly applied the principles of equity, fairness, merit, transparency, inclusiveness and affirmative action in placing candidates to each school category,” he added.

Magoha further pointed out that all candidates who scored 400 marks and above will join national schools with boys leading at 18,848 followed by the girls at 17,406.

Other students were selected to join Special Needs Education centres, Extra County Schools, County Schools and Sub-County Schools.

“In the placement, the majority of candidates who scored 400 Marks and above were placed in National or Extra County schools of their choice. The Special 21 Needs candidates were also placed in the regular schools of their preference, while others were placed in special schools based on their disability categories on merit and choice,” he added.

1,179,192 KCPE candidates sat for their examinations in March 2021 under strict COVID-19 protocols.

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