Domestic financing for education is crucial for building robust and resilient education systems. Kenya has implemented key programs to ensure a quality education for all demonstrating the priority it places on education. President Kenyatta calls on other world leaders to do the same.
“If you plan for a year, plant a seed. If for 10 years, plant a tree. If for 100 years, teach the people. When you sow a seed once, you will reap a single harvest. When you teach the people, you will reap a hundred harvests”. 7th Century BC Chinese philosopher Guan Zhong
Domestic budgets remain the principal source of education financing, contributing the majority of total financing requirements of the sector. Resources required to train teachers and pay their salaries, construct and maintain school facilities, provide adequate learning materials, and cover management and administrative costs of the education system, are primarily funded through government budgets.