Education Wins Biggest in Ruto’s Ksh3.6 Trillion Budget
Education is the biggest beneficiary of President William Ruto’s first budget which’s been set at Sh3.6 trillion for the 2023/24 financial year.
Budget estimates tabled on the floor of the House on Thursday afternoon show that the government has allocated Sh568.8 billion to the Education docket, the highest amongst the various state departments.
Under Education, the government has allocated Sh15.5 billion towards Junior Secondary School Education capitation.
Free Day Secondary School Education plus National Health Insurance Fund will take Sh65.4 billion while Sh12.5 billion will go to Free Primary Education.
School feeding programme has been allocated Sh3.9 billion and a further Sh316.7 billion has been given to the teachers’ employer – Teachers Service Commission.
A further Sh2 billion and Sh1.3 billion has gone towards the construction of JSS’s classrooms and training CBC teachers respectively.