CIRCULAR ON TEXTBOOKS AND CAPITATION FOR FREE DAY SECONDARY EDUCATION

 

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

State Department of Basic Education

Telegrams: “EDUCATION”, Nairobi JOGOO HOUSE B

Telephone: Nairobi 254 – 20 – 318581 HARAMBEE AVENUE

Fax : 254 – 20 – 2214287 P. O. Box 30040 – 00100

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Email: ps@education.go.ke                                                                                                       

Web: www.education.go.ke

Ref. Nº: MOE/HQS/3/1          3rd January, 2018

 

To:       All Regional Coordinators of Education

 

           All County Directors of Education

 

           All Sub-County Directors of Education

 

          All Principals of Secondary Schools and

 

          All Head Teachers of Public Primary Schools

 

RE:  DISTRIBUTION OF TEXTBOOKS AND DISBURSEMENT OF FREE DAY SECONDARY EDUCATION FUNDS

 

The government has released Kshs.29.5 Billion for Free Secondary Education.  The breakdown of disbursement is shown in the table below:-

 

S/No. Item Total Amount

Kshs.

Amount per child

Kshs.

1 Tuition 13,361,469,446/= 5,122/=
2 Operation 15,651,858,000/= 6,000/=
Total 29,013,327,446/= 11,122/=

 

A portion equivalent to the cost of the six core-course books has been recovered from each learner towards payment for the books under the tuition vote item.  Schools are expected to acknowledge receipt of the grant by issuing official receipts to the Principal Secretary for each of the two vote heads followed by receipts to each student for the capitation after they have signed form to be attached to payment voucher as per accounting procedures.

 

Similarly, the government has released Kshs.7.5 Billion for Printing and supply of text books.  The table below shows the number of books per child.  

 

Primary Schools
Class Number of  Text Books Subjects
7 and 8 4 books English, Kiswahili, Science and Mathematics.  
Secondary Schools
All students
Form 1 to 4
Six Core text books English, Kiswahili, Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Chemistry.

 

Fees Structures

 

All schools are expected to adhere to the fees guidelines as detailed in the earlier circular on implementation of Free Day Secondary Education.  For avoidance of doubt, all National Schools and Extra- County Schools in the following Urban Centres: Mombasa, Nakuru, Nairobi, Kisumu and Eldoret will charge Kshs.53,554.00.  Any other boarding school will charge Kshs.40,435.00.

 

Masese, Robert N.M, OGW

FOR: PRINCIPAL SECRETARY

 

Cc: The Secretary/Chief Executive Officer

Teachers Service Commission

 

The Director – Schools Audit Services