The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) now wants the government to review the funding for schools to improve the provision of free education.
KNUT Secretary General Collins Oyuu criticized the way the state has been sending funding for schools saying it is wanting.
According to Oyuu, the government’s method of releasing funds in small bits is obstructing operations in both primary and secondary schools.
He argued that free basic education will only be sustained if the government disburses sufficient funds in good time to schools and.
While speaking during a fundraising at St. Gabriels’ Gagra Catholic Church in Rarieda sub-county, the KNUT Secretary General opined that the capitation for school is still at the rate at which it was stipulated ten years ago yet the cost of living has since doubled.
Oyuu further appealed to the government through the Ministry of Education to consider increasing funding for schools, adding that school heads are finding it hard to run school operations.
The KNUT boss criticized the trend where the government has been announcing that funds have been channeled to schools when it has not.
He noted that the false information was causing commotion between school heads and parents.