The government has allocated Sh497.7 billion shillings to the education sector during the 2020-2021 financial year. The education budget will account for 26.7% of the country’s whole budget; of Sh2.7 trillion.
According to budget that was presented by Treasury CS Ukur Yatani on Thursday June 11, 2020 Sh59.4 billion will be utilized in the Free Day Secondary Education (FDSE programme).
Treasury CS Ukur Yatani said another Sh12.4 billion will go to Free Primary Education (FPE) programme.
The Teachers Service Commission, TSC, has been awarded Sh2.0 billion; for recruiting 5,000 new teachers on permanent and pensionable terms. Another 10,000 new teacher interns will also be hired.
The table below summarizes the education sector’s 2020/2021 financial year budget;
|S/NO||BUDGET ITEM||ALLOCATED AMOUNT|
|1||Free Day Secondary Education Programme||Sh59.4 billion|
|2||Free Primary Education Programme||Sh12.4 Billion|
|3||Recruitment of 5,000 new teachers||Sh2.0 Billion|
|4||School Feeding Programme||Sh1.8 Billion|
|5||Construction and equiping of technical institutions and vocational training centres||Sh6.3 Billion|
|6||KNEC registration waiver for KCPE, KCSE examinations||Sh4.0 Billion|
|7||Digital literacy programme and Competency Based Curriculum||Sh800 million|
|8||The National Research Fund||Sh323 million|
|9||University Education||Sh94.9 Billion|
|10||The Higher Educations Loans Board, Helb||Sh16.8 Billion|
|11||Hiring of 10,000 intern teachers||Sh2.4 Billion|
|12||Construction of additional classrooms in secondary schools||Sh2.1 Billion|
|13||Provision of 250,000 locally fabricated desks for primary and secondary schools||Sh1.9 Billion|
|14||Improving boarding schools in Arid and Semi-Arid areas.||Sh700 Million|
|15||Recruitment of 1,000 ICT interns to support digital learning in schools||Sh300 Million.|
|16||TSC Budget for recurrent expenditure, promotions,salary hikes and recruitments||Sh266 Billion.|