Ruto To Build More Classrooms to Improve Education.
President William Ruto has stated that the government will build more classrooms to improve education.
The President noted yesterday, while officially opening Komarock South Primary School in Nairobi, that most private and public schools are overcrowded.
He said there are fewer classes accommodating a large number of students questioning why primary schools cost more than secondary schools, despite the fact that all students are expected to progress to the secondary level.
“How can we have 260 primary schools and only 100 secondary?” He posed.
Nairobi has 286 public schools, 205 of which are primary schools and 81 of which are secondary schools.
To close the gap, the president stated that his administration will not relent in expanding existing infrastructure and building new schools across the country.
He revealed that he is in talks with Nairobi Governor Johnstone Sakaja about finding land for new schools.
“We must get additional pieces of land where we can build schools for our children and I have deliberately come to open this school because I want our leaders in Nairobi to know that we have thousands of our children who are not going to school in Nairobi,” he said.
“Part of this problem is because we do not have enough schools and that must be sorted,” he added.
Ruto used the occasion to urge Nairobi MPs to work together to ensure that each constituency builds five additional schools.
Ruto instructed the Lands Cabinet Secretary and Principal Secretary to begin looking for suitable land where the construction of schools will take place.
Ruto promised ambitious education reforms in his manifesto, including increased funding for the sector.