By Getrude Matayo
The government of Kenya has released funds to run schools and pay teachers hired by the boards of management and subordinate employees.
Several Secondary schools’ principals confirmed that Treasury has deposited 3,725 shillings per learner to their operations account and a shilling into the tuition account.
According to Prof Magoha, he has sought approval from the Treasury for money to expand and equip schools ahead of reopening in January.
“The funds have already reflected in the National Education Movement Information System” Principal Said
The Ministry of Education has not revealed the total amount given to schools but Cabinet Secretary George Magoha told lawmakers On Thursday that funds have been set aside from school operations.
According to CS Magoha, the second and third-term money was redirected to the Covis-19 Education Emergency Fund
CS George Magoha said that they are ready to consider all options for learning to continue if the coronavirus infections curve flattens tomorrow.
He said that schools would only reopen for face to face instruction when there is a Constance daily decline of covid-19 infections for at least two weeks.
Magoha said that learning institutions will continue making arrangements for reopening based on the guidelines and checklist provided by the Ministry of Health. The authority to reopen for face to face learning and research will be informed by further guidance Health and Education Ministry based on the dynamics of preparedness.
He added that decisions regarding reopening may change as informed by prevailing circumstances and increased knowledge of Covis-19. The Ministry of Health Projects a peak around October.
Following the request by private schools for a great facility from the government, the CS hinted the discussion are already on course at the Cabinet-level and should an agreement be reached then private institutions in the country will receive a 7 billion shillings credit facility to those that are already facing a financial crisis.