Ministry of Education and Sports is one of the major beneficiaries in the new financial year budget, with an allocation of up to 1 trillion shillings.
However, a report released by the ministry of Educations and Sports detailing how the money will be spent, indicates that more than 582 billion shillings has been allocated to the wage bill.
The report notes that the provided resources have been allocated to the highest priority areas, including the wage bill, National Curriculum Development Center, additional Primary Leaving and Uganda Certificate examinations Fees, research in public universities and establishing Kigumba Petroleum Institute.
Others are Sports development, support to private universities, buying of primary school instructional materials amongst others.
This financial year Uganda Christian University Mukono, Uganda Martyrs University Nkozi, Nkumba University Library, West Nile University, Busoga University and Kampala International University will receive 500 millions each.
While Public Universities like Makerere, Kyambogo, Gulu, and Mbarara all received an additional funding with an average of 3billion shillings each.
However, Francis Lubanga, the Permanent Secretary ministry of Education and Sports says that several priority areas require more funding.
According to Lubanga more money is needed for the improvement of the quality of education at Primary, instructional materials, reduction of teacher absenteeism and increased teacher recruitment.
Lubaga also says that there is need for more funding for constructing at least a secondary school in each of the sub counties across the country.
It also wants to improve the quality of education in Business, Technical Vocational Education and Training.