Gov't Changes Capitation Grant Payment System

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Patrick Muinda, Assistant Commissioner Communication in the Education Ministry, says this is no longer the case. He says under the new system, the district requisitions the funds on the behalf of the schools.

Government has changed the system for disbursing capitation grants to schools, URN has learnt.

 
In the past, the Education Ministry, would request the money from Bank of Uganda and disburse it directly to the accounts of the beneficiary schools.
 
 
However, Patrick Muinda, Assistant Commissioner Communication in the Education Ministry, says this is no longer the case. He says under the new system, the district requisitions the funds on the behalf of the schools.
 

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He explains that the new system is aimed at streamlining the disbursement of funds to the respective schools.
 

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According to the ministry, government provides Shillings 10,000 for each pupil under Universal Primary Education.  Those under Universal Secondary Education are allocated Shillings 41,000 and 85,000 for O and A level respectively.

 
Those in private schools under the Universal Secondary Education receive Shillings 45,000 and 87,000 for O and A level respectively.


50% of the grant is supposed to be used for the procurement of instructional materials, 30% co-curricular activities like sports, 15% school maintenance (like payment of utilities like water and electricity) and 5% for school administration.
 
 

 

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