The Principal Secretary has said that the Kenya Kwanza government commits about a third of the budget to Education, to address issues of access, equity and quality of education at all levels of education.

Dr. Kipsang said the Free Primary and Day Secondary Education has taken care of learners with special needs.

He said the government supports integrated schools admitting and supporting learners with special needs in regular schools while it also supports learners with special needs living with severe disabilities who attend special schools.

He said the Ministry will revamp Educational Assessment Resource Centers (EARC) in all the 47 Counties, to provide assessment of children with disabilities, and recommend placement that assure full integration into the school system.

The Government has also allocated Kes. 3.9 billion in the current financial year for the construction of additional 15,021 classrooms for Junior Schools by 2025 to accommodate the first grade 9 learners.

Dr. Kipsang also said the budget allocation also took care of the school feeding program of children in Arid and Semi-Arid Areas (ASAL).

 He said the government had increased allocation from Ksh2 billion to Ksh4.9 billion, saying this will benefit more learners in the regions.

He said the national school feeding program supports the Government’s goal of inclusive quality education for all children regardless of socioeconomic status or region.

 Also present included Vice chancellors of public universities and senior officials from the Ministry of Education.