Training Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has announced strides produced by his Ministry in equipping principal schools for hosting junior secondary.
Talking on Wednesday, July 20, in Kiambu County, the CS pointed out that about 27 main colleges in Nairobi had presently handed the take a look at.
He further pointed out that the variety is predicted to rise by Friday, July 22, when he will publicise the educational institutions in an formal assertion.
Magoha also discovered that the Ministry was on the right observe to attaining the 10,000 classrooms to accommodate junior secondary college students as promised by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Schooling CS George Magoha handing in excess of 2021 KSCE final results to President Uhuru Kenyatta at State Property Nairobi on April 23, 2022.
“Our target is to make sure that the 10,000 lecture rooms promised by the President are all set. So far we have commissioned about 50. I think next week we shall commission a big amount.
“Despite a whole lot of sound from the busybodies, we are actually incredibly concentrated on our children. In Nairobi, for case in point, we have registered about 27 primary educational institutions that have satisfied our circumstance to change to junior secondary faculties,” he mentioned.
The announcement marks a key milestone considering that the CS, at the starting of July, directed private faculties to build new school rooms to accommodate learners transitioning from Grade 6 to Junior Secondary College in January 2023.
At the time, he assured Kenyans that the Ministry of Education was prepared to enrol all the 1.28 million Grade 6 learners in the junior secondary with minimal or no troubles.
“We have stated that junior secondary educational institutions shall be hosted in secondary universities, but we have walked again since of the circumstances in the personal sector.
“The private main colleges can make stand-by yourself junior large schools. It’s a earn-get situation,” the CS spelled out.
Magoha, in his Kiambu County tour, also preserved that because he assumed office environment, he ensured there was price for funds brushing off claims that his workforce gobbled Ksh10 million throughout school inspection trips.
An before report by Auditor-Common Nancy Gathungu even further indicated that some ghost educational institutions, reportedly set up by staff members members at the ministry, experienced syphoned northwards of Ksh85 billion.
She noted that there were being questionable faculty financial institution accounts and shoddy bookkeeping.
“1 other very good matter to say is that most of the things are measurable and they shall remain even when we are long gone,” Magoha, howvwer, refuted.
Auditor Common Nancy Gathungu at a community celebration in Nairobi in 2019