Sh2.5 billion has been allocated to the Teachers Service Commission for teacher recruitment.
This was revealed by CS Ukur Yatani when reading the budget recommendations for the years 2022-2023, which earmarked Sh544.4 billion to education.
The Teachers Services Commission was given Sh294.7 billion in total.
This was an increase since last year TSC received Sh281.7 billion.
Sh64.4 billion has been allocated for Free day Secondary education which will also cover NHIF cover for students.
A further Sh5 billion has been set aside to cater for examination fees waiver for Grade 6, Class 8 and Form 4 candidates.
The school feeding programme has been allocated Sh1.96 billion.
Some Sh1.2 billion has been allocated to cater for the training of teachers on the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC).
The digital literacy programme received Sh310 million and ICT integration in secondary schools.
Between 2012 and 2020, according to CS Yatani, considerable investment in education has resulted in an increase in the number of primary schools from 26,549 to 32,437, and high schools from 7,174 to 10,413.
Other expenditure commitments in the education sector include Sh91.2 billion for university education and Sh1.8 billion for the development and equipping of TVETs and vocational training institutes.
Simultaneously, Sh2.8 billion was set aside to support the development of school facilities in both primary and secondary schools as students progress to junior secondary.
This year’s budget includes an additional Sh527 million for technical vocational education training and entrepreneurship, as well as Sh323 million for the national research fund.