The Uasin Gishu county government has procured Early Childhood
Education learning materials worth sh 22 million for distribution to
Early Childhood Development Education centres in the region.
The move by the regional government will be a big relief to hundreds
of parents who hitherto could not afford to purchase the materials
owing to current hard economic times they are facing.
Governor Jonathan Bii pointed out that the materials which include
story books, pencils, erasers, building blocks, paints, chalks, manila
papers and flip charts will benefit more than 40,000 learners.
While flagging off the consignment on Saturday in a ceremony held at
the Teachers Advisory Centre in Eldoret town, Bii reiterated his
administration’s commitment to build a strong foundation for learners
with a view to tackle modern day challenges.
“My administration is committed to strengthening ECD education in all
parts of the county so as to build a strong foundation for the
learners to address the modern challenges in the world,” assured Bii.
According to the Governor, the teachers would also benefit through
attaining crucial information on various topics to support their
professional development that will go a long way in contributing to
the learners’ growth.
He challenged those charged with the distribution of the learning
materials to exercise a high level of integrity and ensure they reach
the intended public institutions devoid of diversion along the way.
The county boss said that his administration would scale up
investments in the sector in a move that would enable all children to
access free, quality, inclusive and equitable early childhood
development education in the area.
He added that his government has already employed 1,800 ECDE teachers
on permanent and pensionable terms as part of the fulfillment of his
pre-election manifesto under his ‘nguzo ni kumi agenda.
The tutors have been serving on contracts for the last two decades
under the reign of his predecessor Jackson Mandago who is now the area