Gov’t to construct CBC classrooms in Lugari

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Thirty schools in Lugari Sub-County will benefit from the Government Competence Based Curriculum Infrastructure Development Program.

Area Deputy County Commissioner, William Lenaremo, told the Sub-County Technical Committee to oversee the implementation of CBC infrastructure program, adding some schools with higher population like Bishop Njenga Girls and Munyuki Secondary School will receive funds for three classes each.

Lenaremo who is the Chair of the Sub-County Technical Committee said that the government is using a multi-agency approach to implement construction of CBC classrooms in preparation for 2023 double entry to Form One and Grade 7 Junior Secondary.

According to him, the Sub-County CBC technical infrastructure development team will play a crucial role of physically supervising the construction and reporting to the county committee while finding solutions to challenges during program implementation at the grassroots.

The DCC said the committee will closely work with the entire stakeholders, mostly schools’ Board of Management, in ensuring the learning institutions are ready for the 2023 double secondary schools’ intake.

He promised that the contractors for the new classrooms will be chosen fairly based on Procurement Act regulations.

Sub-County Director of Education, Magdalene Igwatai, who is the secretary to the implementing committee, said the head teachers of the benefitting schools have been briefed on the program.

Igwatai also urged the committee members to work closely with other relevant stakeholders for the success of the program.

The Committee members comprising selected government departments heads and state agencies representatives converged at the DCC office Friday during the launch of the Sub-County Technical Committee.

The Government’s CBC Infrastructure Development Program has targeted to construct 11,600 classrooms countrywide from October 2021 to April 2022.

 

By Geoffrey Satia

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