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Gov’t launches construction of CBC classrooms in Migori County.

The government will spend over Sh159 million to construct 205 classrooms in Migori County in phase one of the competency based curriculum (CBC) infrastructure development programme.

The classrooms will be developed in 198 schools across the eight sub counties in the region by April next year.

Speaking after leading in handing over the construction sites to contractors in various schools, area County Commissioner (CC) Michael Mwangi Meru said the government looks forward to delivering fully constructed classrooms to beneficiary schools by the scheduled time next year.

“The contractors are under strict instructions to deliver good classrooms for immediate use by Junior Secondary school students,” reported Mr Meru during a press brief in Migori town today.

The administrator who doubles up as the County CBC Committee chairman warned contractors against doing shoddy work, stressing that the state will black list those who will not adhere to the specifications given in the constructions of the classrooms.

“Contractors who will fail to deliver good work will not be allowed to bid again for the classrooms tenders when the second phase of this programme will be advertised next year,” he said.

Mr Meru who was flanked by the county director of education (CDE)  Jacob Onyiego urged the sub-committees to do thorough supervision during the constructions to ensure quality work and handing over of the classrooms within the stated timeline.

Mr Onyiego said that all the sub county education directors in the region have been directed to put the contractors on their toes to work within the road map supplied to them to ensure that the progamme is implemented in time.

The CDE said that the Ministry was keen to see that CBC programme is implemented well with the first group of the junior secondary class students getting their education as planned.

By George Agimba

 

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