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Government Releases 32 billion Shilling Grant to Schools ahead of Re-opening



The government is set to distribute 32.6 billion Shillings in form of a capitation grant to enable institutions of learning to carry out smooth operations ahead of the reopening of schools on the 15th of October 2020.

The huge grant that is released every quarter of the financial year will be shared between primary and secondary schools, Business, Technical, Vocational Education, and Training.

50 percent of the grant will go to instructional materials, 30 percent to co-curricular activities, 15 percent school management including utilities, and 5 percent on school administration.

Alex Kakooza, the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Education says the government spends 10,000 Shillings for each pupil under the Universal Primary Education (UPE) and for Universal Secondary Education -41,000 Shillings for Olevel students, and 85,000 Shillings for A level students.

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