Ministry of Education Takes Stand: Ban on Sending Learners Home for Fee-Related Issues. The government of Kenya has recently disbursed a significant sum of money to primary and secondary schools across the country. According to the latest report, an amount totalling 24 billion Kenyan shillings has been released as capitation grants to all primary and secondary schools in Kenya.
In addition to the financial release, the Ministry of Education has issued a directive prohibiting primary and secondary school administrators from sending students home due to outstanding fee balances. It is now mandatory for all learners to remain in school throughout the term, regardless of any pending fees. It should be noted that this amount falls 4 billion shillings short of the initial promise made by Professor Ezekiel Machogu, the Cabinet Secretary of Education. However, this report does not imply that parents are exempt from clearing school fees, as failure to do so may still result in students being sent home despite the government’s directive.