BUDGET 2021/22

Education sector Sh202bn allocation to support recovery after Covid hit

In Summary

• The outbreak led to closure of learning institutions for nine months.

• Out of the allocation, Treasury CS Ukur Yattani said Sh12 billion will cater for free primary education, Sh2.5 billion for recruitment of teachers and Sh62.2 billion for free day- secondary education including insurance for learners.

Treasury cabinet secretary Ukur Yattani reads the budget in parliament of financial year 2021-2022 on June.10th.2021/EZEKIEL AMING'A
Treasury cabinet secretary Ukur Yattani reads the budget in parliament of financial year 2021-2022 on June.10th.2021/EZEKIEL AMING'A

A total of Sh202.8 billion has been set aside for the education sector recovery programmes following lost time since the outbreak of Covid-19 in the country in March 2020.

The outbreak led to closure of learning institutions for nine months.

Treasury CS Ukur Yattani also said Sh12 billion will cater for free primary education, Sh2.5 billion for recruitment of teachers and Sh62.2 billion for free day- secondary education including insurance for learners.

"Sh 4 billion is for examination fee waiver for all class eight and form four candidates and Sh1. billion for school feeding program," Yattani said.

He spoke of Thursday during the reading of the Budget in Parliament.

In addition, the Treasury has allocated Sh420 million for the digital literacy programmes and ICT integration in secondary schools.