By Isaac Lenkou.
Parents and teachers from Kajiado County have welcomed the move by the National Government to launch the Tusome Programme that was started two years ago in the country with assistance of USA and British governments to improve the education of Kenyan children in lower classes in all public schools.
The Tusome Programme which was spearhead by the Kenya Government two years ago has enabled young children to read and write at kindergarten level before they graduate to upper primary level.
According to Stephen Odour, Tusome Education Programme official, the aim of the project was to enable the children from public schools in the country to read and write at an early age and also compete with their counterparts in private schools.
Peter Sankale, the head teacher from Loitokitok DEB Primary School said that with introduction of the Tusome Programme in public schools more children are now able to read and write on their own at an early age unlike the previous years where children knew how to read and StandardSix and were unable to challenge their counterparts in private schools.
The programme, he said, had helped the schools from remote parts of the country to compete with their counterparts in urban centres.
Mary Atonya, a Standard Three teacher from Inkariak-ronkena Primary School, says that since the introduction of the programme, children from lower classes are able to read and write on their own.