The 2021-2022 financial year budget of 3.66 trillions is the highest budget that Kenya has ever had.
Addressing the press after presenting the budget statement in parliament on Thursday, CS Ukur Yatani said the budget is high because it is based on priorities and the country’s current expenditure.
He also said the execution of the 2020/2021 budget was successful despite many existing challenges.
An allocation of 503.9 billion shillings has been proposed for the education sector in the financial year 2021-2022.
While issuing the 2021-2022 budget year, Treasury CS Ukur Yatani said that the Government seeks to recover the lost learning period occasioned by Covid-19 pandemic that saw the closure of schools for nine months.
12 billion shilling has been allocated to the Free Primary Education programme.
1 Billion has been allocated for the roll-out of the Competence-Based Curriculum (CBC).