CS Machogu Explains Delayed Disbursement Of Funds To Secondary Schools

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Delays witnessed in the disbursement of funds to secondary schools are linked to delays in registration to the National Education Management Information System (NEMIS).

This is according to Education CS Ezekiel Machogu.

Appearing before Senate plenary, the CS pointed out that some secondary schools were locked out from the government disbursement since they were not fully registered.

“When these schools were not captured in NEMIS, it meant that they were not able to benefit from capitation,” said Machogu.

NEMIS is an online portal for managing and automating education data and other related administrative functions.

Public learning institutions are only funded depending on the number of learners fully registered in the government data bank.

Machogu said the Ministry of Education has moved to fast-track the registration of schools by de-centralizing the approval process of registration which was domained at MOH headquarters.

Approval for NEMIS registration will now be designated at the county level which has managed to reduce the backlog of unregistered learning institutions and learners in the biometric system.

“We have to expeditiously work so that we can be able to register these schools so that they can be able to benefit from these capitations,” Machogu stated.

More than 200,000 secondary school students have not been receiving government funding despite attending classes and even feeding.

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