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The Sh5 Trillion Education Sector Strategic Plan

The Ministry of Education on Thursday launched the fourth National Education Sector Strategic Plan 2023-2027 at the Kenya School of Government.

Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu said the ministry will require Sh5.2 trillion to implement the plan for the next 5 years.

Mr. Machogu said the government will avail Sh3.47 trillion.

“Sh 3.47 trillion will be provided by the government and we expect that we should be able to raise Sh 1.55 trillion from our development partners and household contributions,” Machogu said.

The CS noted that the ministry plans to construct 16,000 new classrooms for JSS by December this year.

“We have Sh 3.5 billion which will be able to do 3,500 classrooms. That money has already been sent to the schools,” he said.

He said the plan also provides for reconstruction and rehabilitation of other facilities laboratories, dining halls and wash facilities.

Additionally, Machogu said the ministry will employ 111,870 teachers as outlined in the strategic plan.

“Already we have employed 56,750 teachers. We are almost halfway through,” he said.

He noted that the plan has a strategy for inclusion of Special Needs learners at all levels of education.

“To increase access to equitable education, the ministry will seek support from other partners in implementing the school meals programme targeting marginalised areas and the urban poor,” he said.

Machogu said up to 2.6 million school-going children have benefitted from the feeding programme for ASAL schools and the urban poor.

He said the feeding programme has increased learner population in schools.


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