The Government will spend Sh52.8 million to put up 67 CBC classrooms in Naivasha Sub- County in readiness for learners’ transition from primary level to junior secondary school.
Naivasha Deputy County Commissioner, Mutua Kisilu, said the exercise would be carried out in phases with the first phase witnessing construction of the classrooms in 37 schools out of the existing 41 secondary schools across the sub-county.
He added that the remaining four secondary schools would be captured in the second phase after more funds were allocated.
Speaking during a multi-agency consultative meeting, Kisilu said the Ministry of Education would be collaborating with the Ministry of Interior and other key stakeholders including Ministry of Public Works and NEMA officials, to ensure that the classes were in place ahead of the junior secondary school intake.
He added that the multi-agency team would work closely with respective schools’ board of management to ensure seamless implementation of the programme.
Nakuru County Director of Education, Fredrick Osewe, in an earlier meeting in Nakuru, said the government would spend Sh426.3 million to put up 541 classrooms in the 11 sub-counties within the county ahead of the transition.
Osewe added that that the construction of the classrooms whose cost per class was projected at Sh788, 000, would be carried out by local contractors operating near the schools with the funds remitted directly to them at the sub-county level.
The Director explained that the move was aimed at empowering locals and ensuring that their skilled manpower was tapped in addition to enhancing economic growth at the grassroot level.
By Esther Mwangi and Erastus Gichohi