Education Sector Reaps Big in 2022/2023 financial year Budget; Allocated Sh544.4 Billion.
Ukur Yatani, the Treasury Cabinet Secretary, has set aside Sh544.4 billion for education sector.
For the fiscal year 2022/2023, Sh12 billion has been been aside for the Free Primary Education initiative, according to Yatani.
According to Yatani, education budget allocations and efficiency have been enhanced in order to improve outcomes.
“As a result, access to education at all levels has improved remarkably as evidenced by increased enrolment in the basic and tertiary institutions,” he said.
He stated that Sh64.4 billion will be granted to the Free Day Secondary School Education initiative, which includes insurance under the National Health Insurance Fund for secondary school students.
Yatani went on to say that Sh5 billion will be spent on exam fee waivers, while Sh1.2 billion will be spent on teacher training.
The School Feeding Programme would receive Sh1.96 billion.
To improve outcomes, education funding allocations and efficiency have been increased.
As a result, access to education at all levels has vastly improved, as indicated by increased enrollment in primary and secondary schools and universities.
Yatani pointed out that Sh1.2 billion will be used for the training of teachers on 69 Competency-Based Curricula and Sh310 million for the Digital Literacy Programme and ICT Integration in Secondary Schools countrywide.
To support transition from primary education to junior secondary education under the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) Yatani said Sh4 billion has been set aside for the construction of classrooms.
He added that Sh2.8 billion has been allocated for Primary and Secondary schools’ infrastructure and 1.8 billion for construction and equipping of Technical Training Institutes and Vocational Training Centres.
The Treasury CS said that Sh .1 billion will be used to increase access and improve the quality of Technical and Vocational Education and Training programs under the East Africa Skills Transformation and Regional Integration Project.
Other proposed allocations to the education sector include Sh294.7 billion to Teachers Service Commission, Sh91.2 billion for University Education, Sh15.8 billion to the Higher Education Loans Board.
Sh6.8 billion will be used in the Kenya Secondary Education Quality Improvement Project while Sh5.2 billion capitation for TVET students.
“Further, Sh527.0 million has been set aside for Technical, Vocational Education Training and Entrepreneurship; Sh971.0 million for promotion of Youth Employment and Vocational Training; and Sh323.0 million for the National Research Fund,” Yatani said.