Ministry of Primary and Mass Education is involved in the important duty of ensuring primary education as well as mass education. Thus, it has great contribution in development of human resources of the country. In consideration of its activities, the Ministry has been assigned the responsibility of leading the coordination process of the thematic cluster on ‘Human Development and Social Empowerment’. As implementer of social security programmes, the Ministry implements primary stipend programmes and school meal programmes. Ministry of Primary and Mass Education spends more than 5 percent of the total social protection budget. The vision of the Ministry is ”to ensure good quality of preprimary, primary and life-long education for all” and the mission is, “to expand facilities of primary and life-long education for all”.