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Education CS directs CBC contractors to speed-up works

Contractors working on phase two of Competence Based Curriculum (CBC) classrooms have been given a two weeks to complete and hand over the project.

Education Cabinet Secretary (CS) Prof. George Magoha said so far, about 500 out of the 3, 500 classrooms have been completed since the project was rolled out two weeks ago.

This, he said, was behind schedule asking the contractors to speed up the works and ensure that the classrooms are completed before the August 9 general elections.

“I want to urge the contractors who are a bit slow that our end game should be around end of this month. Let us try and complete the remaining 3, 000 classrooms by the end of this month so that as we go into elections we have reached the target,” he said.

The CS said ministry would push the contractors to deliver the classrooms as scheduled to ensure that the timelines for the CBC were not derailed.

“We want to go to elections when we are a bit relaxed but if you will not have completed, then it means we shall continue working into the next government to ensure that the work is done and this will be unfair to us,” he said.

Phase one of the project saw 6, 500 classes constructed across the country. Private schools are expected to construct an additional 4, 000 classrooms bringing the total of CBC classrooms to 14, 000.

Speaking at Otieno Oyoo Secondary School in Kisumu where he commissioned two classrooms constructed under phase II of the project, Magoha said the government was on course in implementing the new curriculum.

Magoha who also graced a Nyanza region scouts camp at the school called for the expansion of the movement in school to tame rising cases of indiscipline.

The Scouts movement, he said, has over the years instilled high levels of discipline in students turning them into responsible citizens.

“Discipline is what is lacking in our schools. We must therefore expand the scouting movement in our schools and include it in co-curricular activities to ensure that our children are disciplined,” he said.

By Chris Mahandara

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