Education sector is the key sector in the economy. However, the sector is facing several challenge such as poor and delapidated infrastructures, congestion in classrooms and inadequate funds from the government.
Congestion is a major challenge in public schools. Many schools are congested with many pupils in classes compared to the number of pupils that are required in class. Congestions in classes has made it difficult for schools to enhance social distance during this era of Covid-19 pandemic.
However, its now good news to parents and students as government is set to build 20,044 classes. According to education cabinet secretary Prof George Magoha, it will cost government Ksh 16 billions to build the classrooms. Prof George Magoha also added that the construction will be concluded by April 2022.
"CS Magoha says govt to build 20,044 Grade 7 classrooms at the cost of Sh16b; construction to be concluded by April 2022," read the report.
The classrooms will be distributed in all 47 counties and will serve grade 7 pupils in all primary schools in the country. This is good news to students and parents and it will easy congestions in schools thereby enhancing social distancing in schools.
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