President Uhuru Kenyatta promises Free Secondary School Education by 2016

Kisii, Kenya:

President Uhuru Kenyatta Monday promised Kenyans that the government will provide completely free secondary school education in the next three years. Towards this goal, head of state said the government will sharply increase the funds available for education in the next financial year.

“Within three years, this country will offer truly free secondary education to every young Kenyan of age”, he said from Kisii High School where he was the Guest of honour as the institution celebrated its 80th anniversary. He said no child should be out of school over fees irrespective of social status.

Currently Kenyan children enjoy Free Primary Education while students in boarding secondary schools are highly subsidized. Secondary school education in public day schools is essentially free.

The president said the success of the new initiative for truly free secondary school education will highly depend on the partnership between the national government and the respective county governments. 

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