Mombasa parents call on the national gov’t to disburse school funds

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Grade seven students in class at Kadzandani primary school./COURTESY

>>BY FAITH BALTAZAR>>

Parents in Mombasa are calling on the Ministry of Education to release capitation funds for schools.

Speaking to Baraka FM, the parents said the delay in the disbursement of the funds has been an inconvenience to learners.

“We are kindly asking the government to release funds to schools in order for our children to stay in schools,” said one of the parents.

The parents claim that public schools are going through a tough time running their daily operations due to a lack of funds.

Their cries come even as Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu assured teachers that the funds will be allocated.

“You know the amount we give per student is 22,240 and in the coming week, I am sure teachers are anxiously waiting. I want to make an undertaking that you are going to get capitation money for senior secondary,” Machogu said.

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