The Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association (Kessha) has raised concerns over the current financial crisis in secondary schools.
The Association argues that the crisis may affect the execution and performance of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams which are set to start on November 4.
Led by Kessha chairman Kahi Indimuli, the association requested the National Treasury to release Sh12 billion which was allocated for free education.
Indumili also explained that most of the public schools may experience a problem in purchasing the required materials in preparation for the national exams due to the outstanding debts.
“We are foreseeing a problem and that is why we plead with the government to release the money,” said Indimuli as quoted by the Standard.
Indumuli went ahead to request for the disbursement of the free education funds, noting that it will enable schools to deal with the outstanding financial crisis before the term ends.
“Can we receive the money to service debts before end of the term so that when schools open next term we start on a fresh plate with our creditors? We do not want disruption during the examination term,” he added.
Indumuli further noted that last year some of the secondary schools faced a major problem in purchasing necessary materials for the KCSE exams such as specimens due to delayed disbursement.