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How teachers will benefit from the 2020-2021 education budget: Full details

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 ITEMĀ  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.