The government has embarked on construction of 3, 500 additional Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) classrooms across the country.
This follows the successful completion of phase one of the project where a total of 6,500 classrooms were constructed.
Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha said the contractors have been given four weeks to complete the project.
The government, he said, was committed to the smooth implementation of the new curriculum urging the National Government Administration Officers (NGAO) and education officers to ensure that the classrooms are delivered within the stipulated period.
Private schools, he added, were expected to construct an additional 4, 000 classrooms bringing the total number of new classrooms for Junior Secondary in the country to 14, 000.
“We are encouraging the private schools to construct stand-alone junior high schools. We are currently inspecting the facilities to ensure that they meet the required specifications,” he said.
Speaking during a ground breaking ceremony for the project at Otieno Oyoo Secondary School, Prof Magoha asked leaders to stop politicising the new curriculum to safeguard the interest of learners.
“It is about the future of our children and we must leave politics out of this,” he said.
By Chris Mahandara