The Teachers Service Commission has been allocated Sh2.5 billion for recruitment of teachers.
This was revealed by CS Ukur Yatani while reading the proposals of 2022-2023 budget proposals that allocated Sh544.4 billion for the education sector.
In total the Teachers Services Commission was allocated Sh294.7 billion.
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.
CS Yatani noted that heavy investment on education has resulted in an increase in the number of primary schools from 26,549 to 32,437 while secondary schools have grown from 7,174 to 10,413 between 2012 and 2020.
Other expenditure allocations in the education sector include Sh91.2 billion for university education, TVETs and vocational training institutes were allocated Sh1.8 billion for construction and equipping of the institutions.
At the same time Sh2.8 billion was allocated to support school infrastructure development in both primary and secondary schools as learners transition to junior secondary.
In this year budget, a further Sh527 million has been set aside for technical vocational education training and entrepreneurship while Sh323 million has bee allocated for the national research fund.