National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani on Thursday, June 10, presented the national budget for the 2021/2022 financial year.
Government Allocates KSh 2.5 Billion for Employment of Teachers in 2021/2022 Budget.
Of the total KSh 3.63 trillion budget , the largest in Kenya’s history, KSh 202.8 billion was allocated to support programmes in the education sector.
Breaking it down, Yatani allocated KSh 12 billion to fund the free primary school education.
The Treasury boss allocated KSh 2.5 billion for the recruitment of teachers.
A total of KSh 62.2 billion was allocated to the free day secondary education including the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) for secondary school students.
The CS allocated KSh 4 billion for exam fees waiver for all Class Eight and Form 4 students.
To provide food in schools, Yatani allocated KSh 1.8 billion for the school feeding programme.
Other allocations were directed to CBC and Digital Literacy programmes