Lincy Ngath, a Grade 4 pupil at Migadini Primary School in Mombasa, tries new shoes at the Mwembe Tayari Bata shop on October 9, 2020 ahead of schools reopening.
St Mary’s Mixed School in Molo, Nakuru Back To School
The Ministry of Education wishes the very best to all learners of Grade 4, Class 8 & Form Four as they reopen schools to commence their Second Term of 2020. We are confident our gallant teachers & parents will do all they can to ensure compliance to the COVID19 rules.
— Hot 96 FM Kenya (@Hot_96Kenya) October 12, 2020
What you need to know:
Sh13.2 billion has gone to secondary schools while primary schools received Sh1.2 billion.
Mr Robert Aran, the principal of Kayatiwi Secondary School in Kwale County confirmed receiving the funds.
Grade Four, Standard Eight and Form Four students are expected to report on Monday.
The Ministry of Education has released a total of Sh14.4 billion to schools as they prepare for the Monday phased reopening.
Ministry of Education Basic Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang’ yesterday confirmed the release of free learning cash, noting that Sh13.2 billion has gone to secondary schools while primary schools received Sh1.2 billion.
The primary schools’ funds were received on Thursday evening while secondary schools’ reflected in the accounts yesterday morning.
The release of funds came as a major relief to school heads, who had already started plunging their institutions into debt procuring water tanks, sanitisers, thermo guns and other hygiene equipment as directed by the ministry.
Some secondary schools principals,said they had to talk to businesses to supply the items on credit.