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KLB calls for education partnerships with counties

Migori County has been urged to partner with Kenya Literature Bureau (KLB) to improve the education sector in the county.

The General Manager of Commercial Services at Kenya Literature Bureau (KLB) Evans Nyachienga said that KLB, a government parastatal was a development partner and an education stakeholder of the Lake Region Economic Block (LREB).

He said that so far 11 counties that form the LREB have partnered with the KLB to provide learning and teaching materials as well as capacity development for Early Childhood Development Education (ECD) and vocational teachers.

Nyachienga however confirmed that talks have commenced between KLB and Migori County on how best they can partner and improve the education sector, especially at ECD and vocational centres.

Migori, Siaya and Trans Nzoia are among the counties in the LREB that have not partnered with KLB. Nandi, Bomet, Kericho, Bungoma, Vihiga, Kakamega, Busia, Kisii, Nyamira, Kisumu and Homa Bay are the other counties that form the LREB.

The KLB official explained that they will continue to support the counties to realize the education dream as the key to the economic growth of the country.

“Our learning and teaching aid materials have been approved by Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) ranging from ECD, Primary, Junior and senior secondary as well as technical vocational training institutions”, said Nyachienga.

The official affirmed that KLB has been assisting the counties that have partnered with them to improve their education systems by providing books that have been recommended by KICD and are rich in content.

He acknowledged that KLB has also partnered with various education stakeholders like the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) to ensure that the education sector in the country achieve the highest standards.

Nyachienga added that they have been supporting partner counties across the country in designing and printing their County Integrated Development Plans (CIDPs) policies.

He explained that KLB corporate social responsibility was supporting community libraries and schools by donating stationeries and learning materials.

KLB, he added, has also partnered with the Kenya National Library Services through both hard and Electronic content.

“Our KLB E-content materials are also available on other international platforms like Amazon making KLB have a cutting and a competitive edge across the African continent,” added Nyachienga.

By Geoffrey Makokha

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