KNUT addresses capitation and asks government to review capitation to schools. The Kenya National Union of Teachers has asked the government to review capitation to schools. They have argued that the current amounts given to schools are not enough to cater for all educational needs.
The secretary general for the Kenya national union of teachers (KNUT), Collins Oyuu, came out loud and said that the amounts that are currently being sent to schools to cater for all education costs has remained stagnant for so many years despite the cost of living that is currently hitting 50 percent going high every year.
He spoke this after leading a fundraising that was in support of St Gabriel’s Catholic Church in Siaya county.
Oyuu also accused (MoE) of subjecting school heads to a precarious situation through unorganized disbursement of free education funds. He also added that institutions were sitting on a time bomb.
The secretary general also said that there is no way a hungry lot can be controlled. According to him,the government is supposed to improve on capitation. In addition,they have to improve on the time when they will be releasing these funds to education institutions.
Secretary general Oyuu has called upon the government to streamline the National Education Management Information System (NEMIS) and to stop using it as excuse to their delays.
He also said that many schools miss capitation money on claims that their learners are not registered with NEMIS.
Among the schools locked out of capitation money were junior secondary schools. This problem has been noted to have only been affecting schools in rural areas because this is where parents and guardians never provided the required documents for their children to be enrolled to NEMIS.
He also added that the main reason to why junior secondary schools are being affected is because many parents never knew that birth certificates were important during learner registration.
KNUT addresses capitation and asks government to review capitation to schools.