In 2018, the School Improvement Grant Programme (SIG) reached 1,431,384 learners in 4,003 schools comprising 11 special schools, 2,611 registered P3 schools, 820 satellite primary and 563 satellite secondary schools. In total US$11,883,000 was disbursed.
The School Improvement Grant Programme aims at providing financially constrained schools with resources to address their most basic needs and meet a set of school functionality criteria with the aim of improving the quality of teaching and learning at the school level and reducing user fee costs for vulnerable students. This enables targeted needy schools to at least meet a minimum set of school functionality criteria. The programme prioritizes funding to the schools serving the poorest communities and with the poorest levels of resource.