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Government buys school buses to boost education programs

The national government has bought 14 buses worth Sh93 million to boost the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) in secondary schools in Rangwe Constituency.

The project, funded by the National Government Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF) is aimed at uplifting academic standards of secondary schools in the area.

Rangwe legislator Lilian Gogo, who distributed the buses, said the 14 schools will each receive a bus.

Some of the benefiting secondary schools are Odienya, Ang’iro, Achego, Chiepe, Rachar Girls, Koyoo, Got Marera, Aoch Muga among others.

The legislator delivered the buses at the chief’s camps near each school. This followed a directive by the government banning functions in schools which are not related to the ongoing exams.

The buses were received by the management of the respective schools.

Dr Gogo said the buses will be used to facilitate the rolling out of the CBC in secondary schools next year.

The MP said CBC requires practical learning hence the buses will help students undertake academic trips in various places.

“It is important to be proactive in strategies for implementing development projects. It is said that seeing is believing hence we are creating conducive atmosphere for students to learn based on practical activities,” Gogo said.

The buses will also be used for curricular activities such as sports and music festivals.

She argued that the buses should also be used for carrying students on special occasions when they are going back home.

“We want school managers to use the buses in transporting students during closing and opening days to prevent our girls from overreliance on bodaboda operators for transport,” Gogo said.

She argued that overreliance on bodaboda by school girls leads to violation of the minor’s rights.

The MP said the buses were fully funded by the NG-CDF and urged the schools’ head teachers to take good care of the vehicles.

Parents appreciated the project saying it had relieved them from parting with fees for buying school buses.

“The school where my son learns has been planning to buy a bus that was to be funded by parents but I am happy that we are not going to pay the money because we already have one,” Jane Akinyi, parent.

By Davis Langat

 

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