The Ministry of Education (MoE) has issued a directive to County Directors of Education, asking them to ensure that schools make their overdue payments with the Postal Corporation.
According to a letter that issued by the State Department for Basic Education and signed by Paul Kibet on behalf of PS Kipsang Belio, dated July 4, it appeared that the company owes payment to schools for postal boxes.
The PS voiced his dissatisfaction of the situation, saying that it was inappropriate and a reflection of financial malfeasance on the part of the schools.
“We kindly request you to ensure that all schools with pending arrears settle their debts with the postal corporation immediately, within one month from the date of this letter.” The letter reads in part.
The PS further said that the Corporation had alerted the Ministry of the inappropriate trend of mail box sharing amongst several schools.
“This practice should cease immediately, as each school is allocated its own resources.” He stated.
Those schools that were sharing boxes were instructed by the PS to submit separate applications for their own boxes within one month.
“Please provide a report on compliance to the Principal Secretary as expected.” He further stated.
Last Month the government released Sh24 billion to public schools for their capitation ending the prolonged financial crisis that had stalled some programmes.
Speaking when he appeared before Mps Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu said Sh15.6 billion will cater for Free Day Secondary Schools and another Sh4.6 billion to support Free Primary Education. At least Sh3.8 billion will go to Junior Secondary School capitation.