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Auditor general Nancy Gathungu has released a list of documents that each school should submit for review.

Following the statement by Early learning and basic education PS Julius Jwan, all schools will be audited for the last two financial years.

The schools therefore are supposed to present documents dated 20220/2021 and 2021/2022 financial year

“Secondary schools will undergo financial audit whereas primary schools will have their enrollment data verified from the County Director of Education,” Jwan said.

Jwan added that in preparation, CDE has to submit lists of public schools and their enrolment, acknowledgement of FDSE and enrolment data for the county in the year under review.”

Secondary school heads will on the other hand present:

  • school registers,
  • financial statements,
  • cashbooks for all accounts,
  • bank statements,
  • vouchers to support payment,
  • list of all non-teaching staff,
  • letter of approval for RMI expenditure and
  • list of teaching staff.

Jwan clarified that the auditing exercise will go on, even on weekends and instructed school heads to avail all required documents.

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“CDEs and SCDEs should advise the schools that the auditors have unfettered access to the documents information and the school,” he said.

The statement was sent out to all county directors of education.

Previously, the Auditor would only asses state departments in the ministry of education.

Jwan was speaking during a past event where he urged school heads to co-operate.

“The government audits public institutions so they are going to do ten per cent in every county,” Jwan said.

The schools will range from the national, extra county, and county to sub-county schools.

The state department led by Jwan would appear in Parliament to respond to queries on how money was spent in schools.

“This is money that was disbursed in their own right so I think it’s time they are held accountable,” Jwan said.

However, Jwan said the main reason for auditing is to hold individual heads and not an umbrella department.

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