Capitation: Sh59b relief for principals
SEE ALSO :State yet to release funds to schools“We are going to clean data on Nemis to ensure capture of all students. Let’s work together to ensure all the students captured,” he said. The principals came up with a raft of recommendations to improve the management of schools, calling for an increase in the capitation grant, following the 100 per cent transition. The principals asked the ministry to release the design of the junior secondary school on Competency-Based Curriculum. Dr Kipsang pledged to streamline medical insurance offered by the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) to ensure all students are covered. He dismissed claims by the Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) that teachers have not been involved in the implementation of the CBC. “Teachers have been fully involved in CBC and are being trained. The plane will land safely,” he said.
SEE ALSO :Magoha warns against fee hikeThe PS asked principals to revise their budgets on co-curricula activities as they had allocated up to 70 per cent to sports officials, leaving a paltry 30 per cent for students. “The budget should be centred on the students and focus more on identifying talent,” he said. Dr Kipsang asked principals to engage parents on how to fund the development of schools to complement what the government is doing. Train without driver On Thursday, Knut Vice Chairman Collins Oyuu claimed the CBC implementation was like a train leaving the station without a driver and will crash with all its passengers.
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