By Wafula Simiyu
Bungoma west sub-county in Bungoma county has gotten 26 Competency based Curriculum (CBC) classrooms in the government’s program to construct 11,000 news classrooms in 7,000 schools in the country as it prepares for transition to junior secondary under the CBC program.
The ministry of Education through Education CS George Magoha announced the number of classrooms to be constructed in the first phase in each county.
Speaking at Machakha secondary school after holding a meeting with local contractors, area Deputy county commissioner Henry Katana urged all school heads in all schools that have been selected for CBC classrooms to cooperate and ensure that they offer support to contractors who will be given tenders.
Katana revealed he has established a committee in the Sub-county to ensure that will receive invitation tenders where qualified contractors will be awarded jobs, he added that contractors have been given up to 6th December to start presenting their invitation tenders.
“I have directed my committee to follow what the ministry of education highlighted, all local contractors will get jobs provided they present quinine papers indicating their companies,” the DCC noted.
Musungu Walumoli, Bungoma West Kenya secondary schools association Chairman in his appeal, urged contractors who will get tenders to build decent classrooms that will attract learners.
Musungu lauded the government for initiating the CBC program adding that the program will offer learners with practical skills.
“We us school heads are happy with what the government of Kenya is doing to sharpen Education skills in the country, the KESSHA leadership is in full support for the implementation program that will see our learners get practical skills,” Musungu said.
Bungoma county director of Education Phillip Chirchir assured his support towards the project asking sub-county directors and Deputy county commissioners to support.