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Education PS praises young contractors’ efforts

Basic Education Principal Secretary Dr Julius Jwan has lauded the youth who won tenders to construct Competence Based Curriculum (CBC) classrooms in Rachuonyo South Sub County for their exemplary work.

The PS said the first project he commissioned in the sub county at St. Peters Kotieno Secondary school, which was the second project to be launched in the whole country, was done and completed in record time by a youth.

“Today I have commissioned another CBC classroom also done by a relatively youthful contractor,” he said when he addressed students, teacher and government officers in Agoro Sare high after commissioning two CBC classrooms in the school.

During the award of tenders, companies, partnerships and sole proprietorships from the locals among them youth and women groups won the tenders to construct 24 classrooms distributed in 23 schools in the first phase of the programme

The PS also lauded the Rachuonyo South sub county CBC implementation committee for their effort in coordinating the CBC infrastructures saying 99% of the project in phase one is delivered.

The total cost per class is Sh788, 220 translating to Sh18.9 million for the 24 CBC classrooms in the sub county.

The PS said the government is constructing 250 classrooms during the first phase in Homa Bay County. The classrooms, estimated to be 10,000 classrooms countrywide, were meant to create space for junior secondary in the year 2023.

During the event, the PS was accompanied by Willie Weru- Nyanza Region Director of Education, Moses Lilan- Homa Bay County Commissioner, Eunice Khaemba- Homa Bay County Director of Education, David Kiprop- Rachuonyo South sub county DCC and  Nicolas Oyucho Rachuonyo Sub County Director of Education among other government officers.

By Moseti Julius 

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