Jan 20, 2022

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Govt racing against time to complete junior high classrooms

On Wednesday, Secretary of Education, George Magoha, was in Nyeri and Kirinyaga counties to assess progress.

CS has been traveling across the country since the end of December, reviewing projects while the government is working to meet the April deadline for completing the first 5,000 classrooms.

“Construction of all classrooms has started in Kilifi, Keiyo North, Nandi and Siaya. Tomorrow I will commission the first class, which has already been completed, in Siaya, ”said Prof. Magoha.

A sample of the nation in different regions showed that the foundations had been laid and construction was under way is.

In Kisumu, Isaac Atebe, district director of education, said with the construction of classrooms in 152 schools. In the first phase of the project, a classroom will be built in each school.

“Some are in the founding phase, others we are laying with the ceilings, others are starting with the walls of the school classrooms,” said Atebe. < / p>

Peninnah Omollo, director of Lions High School, said the groundbreaking had been done and materials were in preparation for construction on site.

In Homa Bay County, 254 classrooms are in 240 schools built at a cost of Sh200 million. County Commissioner Moses Lilan broke ground on Monday last week for the construction of two classrooms at Homa Bay Boys High School.

“The projects are being carried out according to the government’s schedule. The construction of all classrooms will be completed and handed over by April, ”he said.

CBC infrastructure

In Busia County, 141 secondary schools have been identified for the construction of the classrooms. Thaddeus Awuor County Director of Education said the project will be carried out by an interagency team from the Department of Education, Home Affairs and Public Works.

Kakamega County will have 597 new classrooms spread across 353 secondary schools Accept 93,703 students.

Construction of the 232 new classrooms in Vihiga County began after Christmas. District Commissioner Ochilo Oyugi said the new classrooms will cost the government 180 million shutters.

A total of 137 secondary schools in the district will benefit from the program.

At Chavakali Boys, Principal John Kuira said that three classrooms are being built as part of the program and are expected to be ready in March.

Nyang’ori Boys school principal Ibrahim Kugo said construction of the first classroom is underway, with plans to pour the plate from Tuesday.

In Migori County, Sh. 159 million will be invested in the first phase of the CBC infrastructure development program. used for the construction of 205 classrooms. County Commissioner Meru Mwangi said the projects would be ready in April.

“Contractors have strict instructions to provide good classrooms for immediate use by secondary school students,” Mr. Mwangi said during the project’s launch December.

Embu County Education Director James Kariuki said classroom construction began in 151 schools late last year. The decentralized unit requires 158 new classrooms to accommodate the learners.

Mr. Kariuki said the Ministry of Education is working hard to ensure that the classrooms are completed within the allotted timeframe.

“In the first phase of the project, 158 classrooms were allocated to Embu that are already under construction,” he said Classroom built phase that targets 167 of the 220 secondary schools in the decentralized unit.

County Education Director Sabina Aroni said one classroom would be built in 166 schools while two in Tumutumu Girls School due their high population.

In the Rift Valley area, schools are struggling to meet the April deadline. Contractors have been identified in most counties and construction has begun.

The construction of 541 classrooms for 54,000 new students expected to enter Nakuru’s lower secondary school is on track.

A Place A nationwide review of institutions in Nakuru Town East and Bahati found that construction is rapidly taking shape in most schools to build classrooms.

“Construction is on track, us have already created a framework for the construction of the classrooms to provide sufficient learning space. Around 322 secondary schools will benefit, ”said Osewe.

Of the selected schools, 53 from each of the 11 sub-districts of Nakuru will each receive at least three new classrooms, while 105 will each receive two. and 160 more will each have a new classroom.

In Narok County, the government will spend Sh 137 million to build 174 new classrooms.

District Administrator Evans Achoki said the project has started two weeks and that a total of 127 schools would benefit from the project.

April deadline

Secondary schools with a large population will receive three new classrooms, while those with fewer students will only receive one. < / p>

Jane Njogu County Director of Education asked school principals and board members to work together to find the best locations to build the classrooms.

In Samburu County, the government is building 35 new ones Classrooms. County Commissioner Abdirizack Jaldesa said local contractors who won tenders for the CBC infrastructure program are working on time and “two classrooms have already been completed”.

He said there are 22 classrooms in Samburu Central will be built, five of them in Samburu North and eight in Samburu East in the first phase with costs of more than 27.5 million Shillings carry out the work within the prescribed time to ensure a smooth transition for the students.

< p> In neighboring Nyandarua County, contractors are in a rush to mobilize resources to meet the April deadline.

A sample review by the Nation of Schools in Nyandarua North and Central subdistricts found that most contractors deliveries of the classrooms had started immediately.

Nyandarua Subdistrict Education Director Bernard Kinuthia said most of the contractors had started deliveries of construction material to the construction sites.

“We were able to hand over all construction sites at the end of last month and now the contractors have started digging the foundations in the secondary schools Manyatta, Rurii, Kaimbaga and Kieni. “Said Mr. Kinuthia.

The nation has learned that the ministries of education and home affairs are working together to fulfill President Uhuru Kenyatta’s promise during Mashujaa Day celebrations in Kirinyaga County.

Reporting by Derick Luvega, Elizabeth Ojina, Shaban Makokha, George Odiwuor, Ian Byron, George Munene, Reginah Kinogu, Eric Matara, George Sayagie, Geoffrey Ondieki, Steve Njuguna and Waikwa Maina