The Kisii County Government is supporting radical changes proposed by the ministry of education.
County Executive Committee member in charge of Education, Labour and Manpower Development Amos Andama said the changes taken by the ministry of education are aimed at improving the quality of education in the country and vowed to partner with state agencies to make it a success.
Speaking at Kisii School, Getembe Mixed Secondary and Nyabururu National School on Wednesday during the launch of distribution of books to Form One students by the Kenya Literature Bureau, Andama noted that the government has given all students in the country an equal opportunity to compete.
“The County Government through the department of Education, Labour and Manpower Development will work with all government bodies to ensure that academic standards in the county are improved,” said Andama.
KLB Board Member Zack Botongore said the publisher and the ministry of education is presiding over the issuance of text books to all Form One students in bid to improve education standards.
Botongore who was accompanied by the Regional sales representative Noah Wekesa said the new book distribution policy which entails direct delivery of books to schools is part of the on-going reforms in the education sector aimed at ensuring the desired 1:1 learner to textbook ratio is achieved and accountability enhanced in the management of taxpayers money.
Botongore said through Corporate Social Responsibility, the publisher will partner with the County government to improve education standards in early childhood and vocational education centres.
Via Kisii County Communication director.