Cabinet Secretary for Education Prof. George Magoha has said the Government has improved educational infrastructure in most secondary schools to cater for the increased enrollment.
Magoha said under Kenya Secondary Education Quality Improvement Project (SEQIP), more laboratories, classrooms and toilet facilities had been put up for the students.
“The Government has upgraded most of the schools’ infrastructure. This will enable more pupils to transit to secondary level with ease,” he said.
The CS who was speaking at Butere Girls High School while touring the SEQIP plan in the institution called on the contractor to finalise the project to benefit the students.
“We want you to offer quality work as yesterday. We want you to finish the project within three months so that I can commission it by the end of July this year,” said Magoha.
The CS said the improvement of the infrastructure would also help pupils under the Competency-Based Curriculum preparation who would join the institution.
Magoha appealed to the National Government Administration officers and educational officials in the area to map out pupils still at home and ensure they joined secondary schools.
“Don’t hold them at gunpoint but ensure they are brought to school peacefully. We will ensure they are in school by offering government scholarships and bursaries after double-checking their status,” said Magoha.
He said there was no need to prolong the SEQIP contracts and asked the contractors to add more human resources at the site to finalise the works.
By John Ochanda