To establish laboratories in junior secondary schools, the government will invest at least Ksh. 5 billion from the capitation kitty (JSS).
Belio Kipsang, principal secretary for education, claims that this is done in an effort to provide adequate infrastructure while reassuring parents that there are enough educational resources for the 1.2 million children moving to the Competency-Based Curriculum.
Kipsang said education stakeholders should collaborate to help students be ready to pick their paths in senior secondary school on Monday at Arap Moi Primary School in Kajiado, where he was monitoring the JSS learners’ reporting.
He also asked parents to cease worrying about the change, stating that it was merely intended to track and evaluate students’ development.
According to Kipsang, the ministry of education is collaborating closely with lawmakers to persuade them to use some of the NG-CDF funds for enhancing school facilities as well.