Below is a summary of the Education Sector’s Budget allocation for the 2019/2020 Financial year;
KES 55.4B – Free day Secondary education
KES 13.4 B- Free Primary education
KES 3.2 B- Recruitment of additional teachers
KES 1.5B –Primary and Secondary School infrastructure
KES 10.3B- Tuition for vocational training
KES 6.8B-Equipping technical institutions
KES 4B- Exam fee waiver
KES 4B- NHIF insurance for Secondary School students
KES 97.7 B- University education
KES 12.6B –Higher Education Loans Board, Helb.
Here is a segment of the budget presentation speech in Parliament on Thursday 13th June,2019 by Treasury CS Henry Rotich;
‘Reforming the Education System and Developing the Necessary Skills
Mr. Speaker, education continues to receive the lion’s share of spending as Government continues to provide access to basic and higher education as well as to skills development and training. Ksh 55.4 billion is allocated to cater for Free Day Secondary Education Programme and Ksh 13.4 billion for Free Primary Education Programme.
To increase the teacher to student ratio, we have provided Ksh 3.2 billion for the recruitment of additional teachers.
Other allocations include Ksh 1.5 billion for primary and secondary school infrastructure, Ksh 10.3 billion for tuition and tools support to vocational training, Ksh 6.8 billion for the construction and equipping of technical institutions, Ksh 4.0 billion for examinations fee waiver for all class eight and form four candidates, and Ksh 4.0 billion for NHIF Insurance for secondary school students.’