More than 200 secondary schools are yet to receive government funds just a few weeks to the end of the first term.
This is because of failing to register learners on the National Education Management Information System (Nemis).
The National Education Management Information System (NEMIS) is web based data management solution which collects data and information from education institutions; processes and reports the status of designed indicators; and provides the sector a solid ground for effective management to ensure that every Learner counts. The Online Platform tracks performance mobility of learners and teaching staff to ensure efficiency and effective utilization of education resources.
This system was introduced just recently and it seeks to give students a unique identification number compared to the ones used in the past like the index number.
Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association (Kessha) chairman Kahi Indimuli said it is unfair for the Education ministry to expect learning to go on smoothly without adequate funding.
“These are more than 200,000 students with no funding, yet principals are required to provide essential services to them,” Mr Indimuli lamented.
A week ago, Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang assured the affected schools that money would be released, but nothing has happened.