By Kurgat Marindany
Kajiado County Government recently signed a pact with Kenya Literature Bureau that will enable the latter publish books for Early Childhood Development centres and vocational training colleges.
KLB MD, Victor Lomaria, said published books will be uniquely patented to County Government with the governor’s seal as a value proposition mark.
The mark, he said, will uniquely identify the books belonging to the county. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed at the County Government headquarters in Kajiado town.
Lomaria said with time the terms of the MoU will accommodate the printing of vernacular literature for the county schools.
“The printed books will be in Maa language and will include subject matter that touches on cultural practices that will expose the learners to their traditions and identity,”noted Lomara.
“As your partners in the education sector we are committed to ensuring quality education is realized in schools within Kajiado County,” he added.
Speaking on behalf of the county, County Executive Committee member in charge of Education, Samuel Seki lauded the partnership with KLB terming it timely. County Secretary Francis Sakuda signed the pact on behalf of the County Government.
Seki said learners coming back from the holiday vacation in September will be elated to get new books in competely based curriculum in their third term.
He intimated that the Governor will flag off the first batch of books in the coming weeks in a caravan that will traverse the county distributing them to various schools.
“We embrace this timely venture in provision of quality education for our young learners, and this is the way to go,” Seki said.
The County Education minister said ECD teachers will undergo training in August to build their capacity to handle the curriculum efficiently.
The training, he said, will be in partnership between KLB and County Government and then later do one for instructors in technical colleges.