County to petition State to devolve education-DG

By Obegi Malack

Kajiado County Government executive arm will write to the National Government requesting it to devolve some of its functions in primary and secondary schools, Deputy Governor Martin Moshisho has said.
Moshisho said the county schools are facing challenges and the county will have to help in ensuring the sector is not left behind in growth. If the sector is devolved, the county will be able to allocate more money to upgrade infrastructure in schools, he said.
The DG who made the call when he launched Early Childhood Development and Education (ECDE) centre in Kerarapon Primary, Upper Matasia ECDE and a laboratory in Ngong Township Secondary, said the county is dedicated in ensuring all learners are given a conducive environment for learning.
He said the county has already employed ECDE teachers on permanent and pensionable terms. The county will be launching a books project that will see all children in ECDE get free books.
The children are already benefiting from porridge project which has led to increase of children enrollment in ECDEs, the DG noted.
The county had also launched a project of sponsoring a thousand students for vocational training around the county each year, he added.
Ongata Rongai MCA Mwathi Pere called on the county to equip Olekasasi Vocational Centre and sponsor youths to train in the centre.
Oloolua MCA Martin Kimemia said most primary schools in the region are congested and the National Government should allocate more resources to accommodate the large number of students joining the schools.Ololua Primary school alone has more than 2,000 students with Embulbul having more than1,500 students .

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