- The missing characteristics could be a lack of double bank accounts or failure of approval to host Grade 7.
- Kipsang directed that schools should confirm receipt of the funds within two weeks.
The Ministry of Education has clarified why a section of primary schools will have to wait to receive their Junior secondary capitation.
In a circular dated April 14, Basic Education PSC Belio Kipsang said the affected schools were left out of the disbursement.
"These schools are those whose characteristics are conflicting," Kipsang said.
The circular was copied to Education CS Ezekiel Machogu, TSC CEO Nancy Macharia, the Director of School, Audit services and all regional directors of education.
The missing characteristics could be a lack of double bank accounts or failure of approval to host Grade 7.
"These schools will be provided with their funds once the details are confirmed," he added.
Kipsang directed that schools should confirm receipt of the funds within two weeks.
The schools should issue the receipts to the PS, with copies sent to sub-county directors of education.
"Schools whose acknowledgement is not received at the headquarters at the stipulated time will be suspended from the program," he said.
The ministry has also declared the fight against ghost schools in the junior secondary category.
Kipsang said schools should also ensure individual students sign lists that show their names and admission number.
"Provide to the county director of education through SCDE an allocation of funds dully signed by individual students," he said.
According to 2022/2023 supplementary budget estimates there is an allocation of Sh9.6 billion to cater for 1.2 million Grade 7 learners.
"The committee was concerned that proper costing was not undertaken to arrive at the per capita allocation and the parameters considered to the figure," the report reads.
While submitting the estimates to the committee, PS Kipsang noted that the Grade 7 capitation requirement is Sh19.1 billion.
"The capitation requirement for terms I and II will be Sh15.7 billion. Therefore, the total requirement is Sh34.9 billion," Kipsang said.
He said the amount was arrived at, after consultation with an international agency.
"In 2020, we had signed a consultancy with World Bank to see how will fund Grade 7, notwithstanding domiciling," Kipsang said.
He said the tentative figure was Sh18,600 but the ministry settled on Sh15,042.