SEQIP To Build 1000 CBC Classrooms.
Professor George Magoha, Cabinet Secretary for Education, has assured grade six students and parents of a smooth transition to a junior secondary school following the completion of (Competency Based Curriculum) CBC classrooms in various counties across the country.
He praised Migori County’s education stakeholders for being among the first counties in Nyanza to complete the construction of all CBC classrooms.
Professor Magoha was speaking during a visit to Rongo Sub County’s Kodero Bara Secondary School, where he oversaw the completion of three newly constructed CBC classrooms.
The CS visit was in preparation for the January 2023 admission of grade six students to junior secondary schools.
Professor Magoha went on to say that the ministry is in the process of signing a contract for the second lot of construction, which includes 3500 classrooms.
In addition, he stated that the Secondary Education Quality Improvement Project (SEQIP) will build another 1000 classrooms for CBC education.
The CS assured the incoming grade six junior secondary students that the newly built CBC classrooms are suitable for young students.
Magoha however, distanced himself from the statement that the government only works for public schools, stating that the government works for both public and private schools.
“There is no public and private child. Every child is equal. Private schools will be exploited and encouraged to build the new classes, to retain the pupils,” the CS noted.
“Both private and public schools have the policy to follow to prepare for a smooth transition,” he explained.
However, he warned stakeholders to be on high alert because some people may squander the money during the transition government, resulting in the mandate not being met.
Magoha praised the president, his Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, for introducing the GIS system, because it allows them to identify gaps in the education sector.
“We know the exact gap through the wisdom of our President Uhuru Kenyatta. We shall continue to rely on the system to help us in integrity matters as some principals are not supportive when it comes to integrity,” stated Magoha.
He said the government has already released funds for this year’s first term, which begins in April, according to the CS.
“The government had given out funds in April in support of the children for the current term. Every child has been allocated Ksh22, 400 therefore the noise we are hearing from some misinformed principals is fake,” confirmed the CS.
“In April, the government distributed funds to support the children for the current school year.” Every child has been assigned Ksh22,400, which explains the uproar we’re hearing from some misinformed principals.
He assured that all money would be disbursed for the third time before the start of the new term.
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