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67 billion shillings disbursed to support basic education since January

Owalo (L) and Machogu (R) in Rarieda

The government says it has already disbursed 67 billion shillings to support primary and secondary school learners since January this year.

According to education Cabinet secretary Ezekiel Machogu, the amount includes 7.9 billion shillings committed for the 9 million learners in public primary schools.

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Under the Junior School, the government has disbursed 14.7 Billion shillings since January this year while 44.4 Billion has been spent as capitation for the 3.7 million learners enrolled under the Free Day Secondary Education.

In the Financial Year 2023/2024, the Government has allocated 51.1 billion shillings to students enrolled in TVET and Universities.

On 3uly 31, 2023, the Government launched the student application process for the higher education scholarships and loans for the 2022 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination cohort who were placed to universities and TVET institutions for the 2023/2024 Academic Year.

Although the deadline for application was initially September 7th, 2023, this was extended to October 7”, 2023, to give all eligible applicants the opportunity to submit their documents, in the spirit of leaving no student behind.

As of October 4’h, 2023, a total of 238,714 applications had been submitted. A total of 269,112 students were placed by KUCCPS to Universities and TVET institutions and were eligible for Government funding.

 

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