In the just read budget for the financial year 2021-2022, the Cabinet Secretary for National Treasury has revealed that several areas in the education sector has been largely boosted in the 2021-2022 budget.
Generally, the education sector has been allocated the lions share of Kshs 202.8 billion. However, some of the areas will still suffer since the education sector is so broad.
In Yatani’s budget, the Competency Based Curriculum has been allocated KSh1 billion. This allocation will help in the roll out of the Competency Based Curriculum for the grade five. The grade five CBC curriculum is set to be rolled out in July this year when the 2021 academic year will begin.
Out of the Kshs 202.8 billion in the education sector, the free primary education will get KSh12 billion. In addition to this, the free day secondary education has been allocated KSh62.2 billion.
Moreover, the National Treasury has allocated KSh 2.5 billion for the recruitment of new teachers. This is good news for the unemployed teachers as they will get jobs in the forthcoming recruitment which will enable the government to give the 2020 KCPE candidates a 100% enrolment to secondary schools.