MINISTRY OF EDUCATION TO RELEASE KSHS 8.2 BILLION FOR EXPANSION OF INFRASTRUCTURE IN KENYAN SECONDARY SCHOOLS
THE FUNDING FROM THE WORLD BANK WILL BE USED TO CONSTRUCT SCIENCE LABORATORIES HENCE FACILITATE THE 100 PER CENT TRANSITION
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The Ministry of Education will release Kshs 8.2 billion to expand infrastructure in Kenyan secondary schools.
The move is aimed at facilitating the 100 per cent transition policy in all Kenyan schools.
According to the Education Permanent Secretary Dr Belio Kipsang, the funding from the World Bank will be used to construct science laboratories in schools.
According to the PS, the investment in infrastructure is part of the government’s wider plan to encourage students to embrace science and innovation in all schools.
Dr Kipsang said this during the opening of the Nova Pioneer Schools for Innovators and Leaders, an Eldoret-based international Private secondary school.
The PS also said that the Ministry aims to complete the recruitment of the 10, 000 teacher interns before 2019 elapses to guarantee 100 per cent transition of learners in Kenyan schools.
Besides, the recruitment of intern teachers will put students in public schools at par with their counterparts in private institutions especially now that the 1:1 learner: textbook ration has been achieved.
He also said that at least 200,000 of the 2019 KCPE candidates will join private secondary schools.