Government to spend Sh 5 Billion on junior secondary school laboratories

Education Principle Secretary Belio Kipsang has said that in efforts to ensure there is adequate infrastructure and sufficient learning materials for the transitioning grade 7 students, the government will invest at least Sh 5 billion for capitation to set up laboratories in Junior Secondary Schools.

“I want to assure our junior secondary learners that the government is committed to ensuring adequate preparations, which is only possible if we put in proper, adequate infrastructure. The Sh5 billion capitation will be key in building the integrated resource rooms,” said Kipsang.

Speaking at Arap Moi Primary School in Kajiado County, the Education Principle Secretary added that stakeholders should work hand in hand to prepare the learners the to choose their pathways in senior secondary schools.

He urged parents to stop panicking over the transition citing that it is only meant to monitor and asses the learners’ progress. Kipsang further added that the ministry of education is closely working with Members of parliament to ensure the utilization of NG-CDF funds in improving infrastructure in schools.

“This is just a learning transition and parents should not over-think or worry. The competency-based curriculum (CBC) is friendly and learner-based. The government has also made available all the necessary materials,” said Kipsang

The pioneer junior secondary class commenced learning on Monday 30th where they are expected to learn for three years before advancing to senior secondary school.

Ruth Wanjiru

KU TV news reporter