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Physical Facilities Requirements For Registration Of Pre-Primary, Primary, APBET and Special Schools In Kenya

Physical Facilities Requirements For Registration Of Pre-Primary, Primary, APBET, and Special Schools In Kenya

All physical facilities shall be safe, learners’ and disability-friendly.

The structures must be secure and adhere to the building standards as prescribed by the Public Works Department, as well as all other regulations on safety in force at the time of registration. 

All projects shall be approved by the Public Works Office before they start to ensure compliance to set standards.

Administration

At least one suitable administration office at the initial stage to accommodate the head teacher’s office and staff room(s)

Minimum tuition facilities Size/Capacity of Pre-primary Schools 

  • Classrooms of size 6m x 8m (i.e. at least 1.92 m‘ per child maximum 25 learners for 4-5-year-olds);
  • A door opens outwards with a width appropriate to the space it serves. The recommended typical size is;1.2m to 1.5m for classrooms and laboratories;
  • A passing and turning space of at least 1.8m to 2.0m for every learner in a wheelchair;
  • At least two staircases and a ramp or elevator SHALL be provided on all buildings exceeding one story, for access to upper floors;
  • Each staircase flight SHALL have a clear height of not less than 2.0m and a width of 1.2m for buildings with not more than 16 steps in any flight, without the introduction of a landing;
  • All doors shall be disability-friendly with spaces SHALL be a minimum of 1.2 m wide, and be double-swing;
  • A suitable sleeping/resting area with suitable beddings;
  • Age-appropriate and disability-friendly furniture (tables and colored chairs painted in primary colors – red, blue, and yellow);
  • Chalkboard, whiteboard, or smartboard; Nature corner;
  • Learning materials storage facility; Teacher’s preparation table and a chair;
  • For learners in special schools taking a regular curriculum with adaptations the total number of learners per class shall be a maximum of 10.

Physical/tuition Facilities Requirements For Registration Of Primary Schools In Kenya

  • Classrooms of size 8m x 9m (i.e. at least 1.2m2 per learner, maximum 45 learners);
  • A door opening width appropriate to the space it is serving. The recommended typical size is;1.2m to 1.5m for classrooms and laboratories-);
  • A passing and turning space of at least 1.8m to 2.0m for every learner in a wheelchair;
  • At least two staircases and a ramp or elevator SHALL be provided on all buildings exceeding one storey, for access to upper floors;
  • Each staircase flight SHALL have a clear height of not less than 2.0m and a width of 1.2m for buildings with not more than 16 steps in any flight, without the introduction of a landing;
  • All doors shall be disability compliant with a minimum space of 1.2m wide and must be double-swing;
  • Science and technology rooms, relevantly equipped: At least 2.4m* per learner 14m x 9m (45 learners);
  • Art and Craft room relevantly equipped: At least 2.4 m* per learner l4m x 9m (45 learners);
  • Library: At least l5m x l2m (45 learners);
  • computer lab, relevantly equipped: at least 2.4m per learner, 14m x 9m (45 learners).
  • age and gender-appropriate and disability-friendly furniture. One-seater desk (size: top length 0.61 m x width 0.31m x height 0.69m, bench: length 0.61 m x width 0.22m x height 0.42m);
  • chalkboard, whiteboard, or smart board;
  • Teacher’s preparation table, a chair, and book storage;
  • Home Science room, relevantly equipped: At least 2.4m2 per learner 14m x 9m (45 learners);
  • Language room relevantly equipped: At least 2.4m* per learner 14m x 9m (45 learners);
  • Music room relevantly equipped: At least 2.4m2 per learner 14m x 9m (45 learners);
  • Agriculture workshop, relevantly equipped: At least 2.4m* per learner l4m x 9m (45 learners);
  • Agriculture demonstration plots, 1 plot measuring at least 4m x 3m per group of 15 learners;
  • For learners in special schools taking regular curriculum with adaptations the total number of learners per class or room shall be a maximum of Hearing Impaired: 12, Visually Impaired:10, Physically Impaired:20, Cerebral Palsy:10, Mild Autism: 5.

Physical Facilities Requirements For Registration Of Schools/Institutions/Centers In Kenya

  • Classrooms of size 8m x 9m (i.e. at least 1.2m2 per learner, maximum 45 learners);
  • A door opening width appropriate to the space it is serving. The recommended typical size is 1.2m to 1.5m for classrooms and laboratories.
  • A passing and turning space of at least 1.8m to 2.0m for every learner in a wheelchair;
  • At least two staircases and a ramp or elevator shall be provided on all buildings exceeding one storey for access to upper floors;
  • Each staircase flight shall have a clear height of not less than 2.0m and a width of 1200mm for buildings with not more than 16 steps in any flight, without the introduction of a landing;
  • All doors shall be disability compliant with a minimum space of 1 .2m wide and must be double-swing;
  • Science and technology rooms, relevantly equipped: At least 2.4m2 per learner 14m x 9m (45 learners);
  • Art and Craft room relevantly equipped: At least 2.4m* per learner 14m x 9m (45 learners);
  • Library: At least l5m x l2m (45 learners);
  • Computer lab, relevantly equipped: At least 2.4m2 per learner 14m x 9m (45 learners);
  • Age and gender-appropriate and disability-friendly furniture. One seater desk (Size: Top: length 0.61m x width 0.31m x height 0.69m, bench: length 0.61m x width 0.22m x height 0.42m);
  • Chalkboard, whiteboard, or smart board;
  • Teacher’s preparation table, a chair and book storage;
  • Home Science room. 14m x 9m (45 learners);
  • Language room relevantly equipped: At least 2.4m2 per learner 14m x 9m (45 learners);
  • Music room relevantly equipped: At least 2.4m2 per learner l4m x 9m (45 learners).

NB: APBET institutions shall provide adequate tuition facilities such as classrooms and libraries/resource centres that may be Smaller in dimensions but not less than 4m x 5m, shall adhere to the spacing area prescribed above and comply with the Health and Safety Standards Manual.

Minimum tuition facilities Size/Capacity Primary Special Schools (taking adapted curriculum)

  1. Classrooms: At least 2.4m° per learner 8m x 9m (20 learners);
  2. Science and technology room: At least 4.8m2 per learner I 4m x 9m (20 learners);
  3. Home science room relevantly equipped: At least 4.8m* per learner l2m x 9m (20 learners);
  4. Art and Craft room relevantly equipped: At least 4.8m* per learner l2m x 9m (20 learners);
  5. Language room relevantly equipped: At least 4.8m2 per learner l2m x 9m (20 learners);
  6. Music room relevantly equipped: At least 4.8m° per learner l2m x 9m (20 learners);
  7. Agriculture workshop room relevantly equipped: At least 2.4m* per learner 12m x 9m (20 Learners);
  8. Library: At least 15m x l2m (45 learners);
  9. Sheltered workshops for woodwork, masonry, textile, with rooms relevantly equipped: At least 2.4m2 per learner 12m x 9m (15 learners);
  10. Therapy room with relevant equipment: At least l2m x 9 m for 5 learners Computer lab: At least 2.4m2 per learner l2m x 9m (20 learners);
  11. Age Appropriate and learner friendly furniture One seater desk (Size: Top length 0.61m x width 0.31m x height 0.69m, bench: length 0.61m x width 0.22m x height 0.42m);
  12. Chalkboard/smartboards or a whiteboard;
  13. Teacher’s preparation table, a chair, and book storage

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NB: Institutions shall set up a resource room that will cater to learners with severe disabilities in special institutions following a regular curriculum with adaptations.

Physical Facilities Requirements For Registration Of Pre-Primary, Primary, APBET and Special Schools In Kenya

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