Expand the free primary school programme to include free day public secondary schools in Kenya
When made: 2017
Where made: Party manifesto
TABLE: KENYA SPENDING ON FREE DAY SECONDARY EDUCATION 2014-2017
|Year||(KSh billion)||No.of Schools||No.of Students|
Source: National Treasury
While the government has appeared keen to keep this promise, concerns have been raised about the quality of the textbooks, which have been found to contain errors, as well as of living and learning conditions. Space remains inadequate and sanitation in many schools also remains unsuitable.
As the data shows, the number of schools and students benefiting from the free day secondary school allocations keeps rising, signalling the expansion.
Africa Check calculated the cost of free day secondary education including the cost of uniform and lunch. It comes to KSh36,787 per student, meaning the total annual amount for all secondary students would be KSh100 billion. – Africa Check, Last updated August 2020.