KLB Managing Managing Director Victor Lomaria (second right) and Tharaka-Nithi Deputy Governor Nyamu Kagwima (third right) during distribution of the books worth Sh9.5 million at county headquarters Kathwana on May 18. 2019. PHOTO/CORRESPONDENT

Tharaka Nithi government has bought Sh9.5 million textbooks for Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) and Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions in a bid to promote education.

The 517 ECDE centres across the county will benefit with textbooks worth Sh6.9 million while TVET receives Sh2.6 million books.

Kenya Literature Bureau (KLB) donated some 1200 books worth Sh300, 000 for ECDE.

ECDE classes

Deputy Governor Francis Kagwima said during receiving of the books at the county headquarters Kathwana that the county had constructed a total of 150 well equipped ECDE classes to better learning environment for the young children.

 “We are committed to ensuring that our ECDE learners get quality education at all the 517 centres,” Mr Kagwima said.

Kagwima said ECDE teachers on one-year-renewable contract will no longer be subjected to interviews for the renewal of the contracts.

Resource centre

KLB Managing Director, Victor Lomaria said KLB will assist the devolved government establish a modern resource center at Kathwana that will be equipped with books and computers for public use especially by students undertaking research.

“We will commit some money for establishment of the resource centre in our 2019/2020 fiscal budget,” Mr Lomaria said.

Needy students

The Muthomi Njuki led government has already allocated Sh38.1 million for TVET institutions in the county according to Education Executive Abraham Maruta.

In addition, he said the government recently disbursed Sh17.1 million bursaries to needy secondary school students and will in a week’s time distribute more Sh10 million.

 “The program is meant to ensure that no needy student drops from school due to lack of fees,” Maruta said.


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