Kenya has adopted partnerships in delivering education services. The partnership is between the Government, local communities, religious organisations, private investors and donors.
Recurrent Government spending on education has been higher than any other social sector. According to the Economic Survey 2010, it was 73.8 per cent of the total social sector expenditure. Though most of the funds go towards salaries and wages, the development expenditure for free primary education and the free tuition secondary education has increased.
The Government encourages more private sector participation in the provision and expansion of education, especially at the secondary, TIVET and university levels. The potential role of NG0s, the private sector and religious organisations has to be exploited fully. There are plans to encourage universities to reduce their dependence on Government, and to diversify their sources of income. Universities are also expected to reduce wastage and ensure efficient and cost-effective use of institutional resources. Plans are in the pipeline to develop a strategy on working with partners to mobilise additional resources to finance education and training