Schools struggling to operate on government funding of 4,150 KES per student

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  • The government’s capitation grant of 4,150 KES per student is not enough to cover the cost of education.
  • Schools are being forced to cut costs, which is impacting the quality of education.
  • There is a risk that some schools may be forced to close.

The government’s capitation grant is supposed to cover the basic costs of education, such as teacher salaries, textbooks, and school supplies. However, the grant is not enough to cover these costs, and schools are being forced to make up the difference. This has led to a number of schools cutting costs, such as by reducing the number of textbooks available to students or by hiring less qualified teachers.

The impact of these cuts is being felt by students. They are receiving a lower quality of education, and they are less likely to succeed in school. There is also a risk that some schools may be forced to close altogether.

The government needs to increase the capitation grant to a level that will allow schools to provide a quality education to all students. Otherwise, the quality of education in Kenya will continue to decline, and more schools will be forced to close.

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