Public schools are yet to receive Sh36 billion to cater for free education the government promised to release by last Friday, making it hard for them to continue operating.
Several secondary school principals and primary school head teachers who spoke to the Nation wondered how the government expects them to manage without funding.
“It is high time the Ministry of Education and the National Treasury learnt to tell the truth. The truth will help teachers plan effectively. If you say cash will be in school next week, let it be there next week,” said a principal of a national school.
Secondary schools are supposed to receive Sh30 billion and primary schools Sh6 billion. But with a high number of students having reported for Form One this year due to the 100 per cent transition from primary to secondary school policy, principals lamented that it is becoming hard to operate.
“The available resources are already strained, and we cannot tell when the cash will be released,” lamented another principal.