JSS Heads Warned Against Hire Purchase, Overdraft
Junior secondary schools have been warned against entering into any financial contracts like hire purchase without approval from the Cabinet Secretary.
The new guidelines come even after key stakeholders have been urging the government to increase capitation for junior secondary school students.
What is disturbing is that the same heads have raised issues that the JSS capitation so far received is too little to run the institutions.
The government released Sh7.6 billion for Junior Secondary Schools capitation for term one on Wednesday.
“It is my appeal to the national government that the capitation that we are getting be increased to ensure that the practical areas are enhanced,” said KEPSHA Laikipia East Representative Peter Ndumia.
He said the competency-based curriculum was a very critical learning system that Kenyans were embracing, adding that without proper funding, areas that require practical learning would suffer.
Ndumia said schools were developing measures to cut the cost of operations.
Last week, President William Ruto fired a warning at education officials who demand money from parents on the pretext that the government had not disbursed education funds.