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KLB Distributes Sh13.8 Million Learning Materials To Nandi County

KLB Distributes Sh13.8 Million Learning Materials To Nandi County.

Kenya Literature Bureau (KLB) has provided Nandi County with branded learning and writing materials worth Sh 13.8 million in order to promote education.

According to KLB Managing Director Victor Lomaria, Nandi County procured learning materials worth Sh 8.7 million and the organization deepened the relationship by donating Sh 5.1 million reference materials.

Lomaria was speaking at a one-day training workshop for over 1500 Early Childhood Development (ECD) teachers from Nandi County on Competency Curriculum-Based (CBC) Assessment and Methodology in Chesumei Sub County.

He claims that CBC is the best curriculum for addressing 21st-century problems and providing solutions in terms of key competencies.

According to the Managing Director, KLB has already supplied Grade 6 materials to more than 75% of all schools in the country.

‘CBC is the way to go. Let us support it. It is actually enhancing competency levels across the country. Let us not fight it politically because it is meant to change and transform our education system,’ he said.

He stated that the government is providing free books, and that 14.5 million books have been distributed to children in public primary schools across the country.

“We have around 24,000 primary schools across the country where we supply books to. We are supplying 40.5 million books together with other publishers. KLB is supplying 2.2 million books. We are promoting cycle of CBC because that’s the way to go,” he stated.

Lomaria stated that the organization has been able to develop and deliver books of high quality in terms of content, as well as promote Government policy on one-to-one book ratio, which means that each learner must have one book per learning area.

He also stated that in the next two weeks, KLB will have supplied all learning materials for Grade 6 in advance of the start of the academic year, which begins in May.

“CBC has all the necessary tools and materials to enable it to be successfully rolled out. For us we are rooting for this, it’s the right thing the government has done,” said Elizabeth Koech

Teachers who attended the event stated that they are well-trained and ready to implement the Curriculum, and they urged critical stakeholders and players to support the Curriculum, claiming that it will make a difference in the way children are educated.

KLB, the leading publisher not only in Kenya but also in the region with a full-fledged printing press, has the most book series of any publisher.

In terms of entering MOUs and supplying instructional and learning materials, the organization has been able to cover 30 counties.

KLB Distributes Sh13.8 Million Learning Materials To Nandi County

“Our plan in the next two years is to make sure all the 47 counties deal with KLB under Government-to-Government Procurement arrangements where we negotiate directly at reasonable prices,” said the Managing Director.

“Our plan in the next two years is to make sure all the 47 counties deal with KLB under Government-to-Government Procurement arrangements where we negotiate directly at reasonable prices,” said the Managing Director.

Nandi Governor Stephen Sang stated that the training will provide teachers with skills that will make their jobs easier.

Sang stated that his administration will collaborate with the Department of Education to determine how to centralize pieces of training to the Sub County level.


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“As a government, we will ensure we better the environment you are serving in and improve your Terms of service,” he said.

According to KLB National Assistant Sales Marketing Manager Justine Koech, Nandi County obtained a successful product known as the Skill Grow brand, which KLB released in accordance with the CBC curriculum for every activity.

“We take pride as an organization that we have been able to meet the teaching and learning needs of children and also the training need of teachers through the skill grow the brand.

KLB Distributes Sh13.8 Million Learning Materials To Nandi County

KLB Distributes Sh13.8 Million Learning Materials To Nandi County

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