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Kisii University donates new curriculum books to Homa Bay County

Universities  in the country have been challenged to assist the government in implementing the Competency Based Curriculum by offering short  courses  for Early Childhood Development Education teachers.

Speaking on Wednesday in his office while receiving Kisii University officials who donated books on the new curriculum, Homa Bay Deputy  Governor, Hamilton Orata called on the institutions to help bridge the gap between the old and new curriculum by providing crash programmes to ECDE teachers who lacked the capacity to handle the new curriculum.

Orata said that the books would assist both the pupils in primary and secondary schools in pursuing their education.

The Deputy Governor appealed to Kisii University to foster and strengthen partnership with the county in academic matters, adding that the book donation marks the beginning of a long term relationship.

The  Kisii  University  in conjunction with Books for Africa organization has donated 40 cartons of new curriculum books and reference material worth Sh.6 million to Homa Bay County.

The  donation  which  was  championed by Homa Bay County Governor’s wife, Rosalina  Awiti  will be distributed to various schools within the county by the department of education.

While  addressing the same occasion, the Kisii University Registrar Academic Affairs, Prof. Phillip  Owino appealed to the county government to support university students undergoing parallel program with bursaries.

Prof. Owino said that the institution is determined to promote academic excellence as it has had similar donations in other counties.

The  occasion was also attended by the CECM for Education and ICT, Beatrice Asyago, the County Director of Education, Fredrick  Kiiru and  Chairperson of County Assembly Committee on Education, James Okeyo among others.

By  Abuya  Fred/Davis  Langat

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