The government has allocated Sh39, 400, 000 million for the construction of 50 Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) classrooms in 30 public secondary schools in Kericho East Sub-County within Kericho County.
According to the Kericho East Sub-County Deputy County Commissioner, Mr Stephen Orinde, the infrastructural development in schools aimed at facilitating a 100 per cent transition rate of learners in primary and junior secondary schools which is set to commence on January 4th, 2022 until April 2022 when the classrooms are expected to be ready.
The DCC was speaking at a stakeholder meeting that brought together the Sub-County Coordination Implementation Committee, school principals, and representatives from the schools’ Boards of Management to chart the way forward before the commencement of the project.
Orinde urged all stakeholders to cooperate and work together for the success of the project adding that school principals, a representative of schools BoM, and area chiefs would play a significant role in the supervision of the project.
“School principals are also expected to do a weekly report on the progress of the project through the Sub-County Director of Education. Funds allocated will be sufficient for the project and contractors will be expected to use quality materials as stipulated in the Bill of Quantities (BQ),” said Orinde.
He also pointed out that local contractors from within Kericho County would benefit from the multi-million project that would cost the government Sh788, 000 per classroom.
He also stressed that it was important to encourage the contractors to handle challenges that they may encounter with diligence and wisdom in order to complete the project in the allotted time.
The DCC disclosed that already, 187 local contractors had been registered with the submission of bids ending on Thursday, December 2nd, 2021 at 11 am after which the committee members would open the tender documents RQS form in readiness for evaluation on the 8th of December 2021.
“This is a very important government project in the success of the CBC in the country and all participants should work with excellence and integrity to achieve this goal for our children and future generations,” said Orinde.
On her part, the Sub-County Director of Education, Ms Tume Halakhe, revealed that the project would be implemented in two phases. In phase one, 21 schools would get one classroom each while in the second phase, selected schools would get two and some three classrooms.
“In phase one, the following schools in Kericho East Sub-County will get one classroom each: AIC Telanent Girls, Brooke Day Secondary School, Buchenge Day Secondary, Kaboloin Seconday, Kapkiam Secondary, Kapngetuny Secondary, Kapsoit Secondary, Kaptebeswet Secondary, Kenegut Day Secondary, Keongo Secondary, Kericho High School, Kericho Township Secondary, Kericho Tea Boys Secondary, Ketitui Secondary, Kipsigis Girls, Laliat Secondary School, Maso Secondary, Matobo Secondary, Poiywek Secondary, Sumeiyon Day Secondar,y and Toror Girls Secondary,” said Ms. Halakhe.
By Kibe Mburu