962 Classrooms to be Constructed in 30 ASAL Counties by the End of Year

By Lydia Gichuki

The government is set to construct 962 classrooms in 30 Arid and Semi-Arid counties in by the end of this year.

Speaking yesterday during the joint mission of secondary Education Quality Improvement Project (SEQIP) conference at Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technology, Julius Jwan, Early Learning and Basic Education PS said the move aims at improving students’ quality of learning.

Additionally he said, this will help with 100 transition to secondary schools in line with president’s directive.

Of this, 561 classrooms will be built in secondary schools and 401 in primary schools. SEQIP targets 7,852 primary schools and 2,147 secondary schools in 110 Sub-counties in the 30 counties.

In addition, a total of 859 laboratories will be built in 785 schools and 1,843 eight-door sanitation facilities in 1,783 primary school will also be constructed.

Further, a Special Need Education classroom will be constructed in each school.

Officials are expected to conduct a two-day assessment of the status of the implementation of the project today and tomorrow in five of the counties who are beneficially of the project.

Photo credit; Eduminkenya

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