Breakdown of the amount of school fee that is paid by parents and government funding (capitation grant) to boarding and day secondary school students in Kenya.
Government funding to secondary schools in Kenya
The Ministry of education has uploaded figures of the amount of school fees that is paid by the government to each student in secondary school.
According to data extracted from the National Education Management Information System (NEMIS portal on 16th July 2021, each student in a public secondary school in Kenya receives a capitation grant of Kenya Shillings 22,244 per year from the government of Kenya.
Breakdown of Day Secondary School government capitation grant
To implement the free day secondary education (FDSE) programme, Ksh. 22,244 that is sent to schools should be used as follows.
|Other Vote heads||9,400|
|Maintenance and Improvement||5,000|
The Ksh. 22,444 capitation grant is disbursed to schools’ operations and tuition bank accounts in an equal installment of 25% per quarter of the fiscal year. This means that secondary schools receive about Ksh 5700 per quarter. The money is distributed according to the number of students a school has registered on the NEMIS platform. Below is how the Ksh. 5700 should be used per quarter
|Other Vote heads||2,500|
|Maintenance and Improvement||2,000|
|Teaching and Learning||730|
Boarding secondary school fees in Kenya
The subsidy provided to each student in boarding schools by the government of Kenya is the same as that of day secondary school as shown in the table above.
Parents are required to pay boarding fees applicable to different categories of schools and locations as highlighted below.
Boarding school fees for National Schools in Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisumu, Nyeri, Thika, and Eldoret (Category A schools) are required to pay ksh 45,000 from parents and the government will pay 22,244 (capitation), which leads to a total of Ksh. 67, 244.
On the other hand, school fees for all boarding schools and extra county schools that are in Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisumu, Nyeri Thika, and Eldoret is Ksh. 35,000 from parents and ksh. 22,244 room government which leads to a total of Ksh. 57,244 per year.
Parents with students in special needs schools will pay Ksh 10,860 per year and the government will pay 53,807.
Parents will also pay and addition of ksh. 2,000 per student as parent contribution in the first term of reporting.