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Local contractors to benefit from gov’t tenders

The government plans to award local contractors tenders to construct Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) classrooms in schools to accommodate the impending changes in the new education system, Bungoma County Commissioner, Samuel Kimiti said.

This is in line with the President’s recent announcement that the Government of Kenya through the Ministry of Education will construct 10,000 new classrooms nationally to hasten implementation of the CBC.

Addressing education stakeholders, Deputy County Commissioners and Procurement Officers, Bungoma County Commissioner, Kimiti, said that the move is aimed at empowering the locals.

Kimiti said that county committees have in effect been put in place to oversee the successful implementation of the CBC programme across the county.

He said the committees will, among other roles, ensure that the work done meets the highest standards. “No contractor will be allowed to deliver sub- standard work,” he said, adding that all works should be completed within set timelines.

Kimiti urged local contractors who are keen to do the work to register their companies at the Huduma Centre for consideration stressing that all should follow laid down procurement procedures.

He said the government is changing the current 8-4-4 education system to 6-6-3 so that learners can also be equipped with practical skills to meet market demands.

He called on politicians to support the government in successful implementation of the programme.

By Godfrey Wanjala

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