President Uhuru Kenyatta has issued new directives to the Ministries of Education, Interior and the National Treasury aimed at ensuring the smooth and full implementation of the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) in Schools.
The Head of State ordered that the three ministries, jointly establish a framework for the construction of over 10,000 classrooms in schools across the country needed to provide the additional learning space for the new 1 million students set to join junior secondary.
He made the pronouncements while addressing members of the public during the Mashujaa Day celebrations held at the Wang'uru Stadium in Mwea, Kirinyaga County.
President Uhuru Kenyatta inspects Guard of Honour mounted by KDF Tri-Service Troops led by Kenya Army's 9th Battalion Kenya Rifles at Wang'uru Stadium in Kirinyaga County.
"The National Treasury engages Parliament to appropriate Ksh8 billion towards the construction of classrooms," President Kenyatta stated.
He further directed that the construction of these classrooms be undertaken by local contractors within the vicinity of each school so as to provide further stimulus to the local economy.
President Kenyatta added that the payments to contractors be remitted directly to them in their respective sub-counties.
The Head of State maintained that the government will continue enriching the new curriculum and adequately prepare the country for the next CBC phase of junior school.
President Kenyatta has often strongly advocated for the importance and need for the CBC education system in the country.
During a meeting with the UN, the Head of State highlighted multiple benefits of the system, noting that it will produce competent and qualified professionals who will be able to compete for jobs globally.
President Kenyatta stated that through CBC, the country will produce highly qualified professionals to take this country forward.