Last Updated at: 2020-10-24 04:09:13
Baringo county has renewed the contract of 1,735 early childhood development education (ECDE) teachers for another three years.
Baringo County Governor Stanley Kiptis announced the teachers have been distributed with staff identification numbers to aid timely payment of salaries and access of their payslips through human resource system (Ghris) portal.
“This will boost their morale as we continue engaging the Council of Governors and the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) on the issue of the scheme of service for ECDE teachers,” he said.
Governor Kiptis noted that to create favourable learning conditions for the learners, the county constructed 177 classrooms from 2017 and fully provided furniture to 189 schools.
Baringo county government has constructed a sum of 114 sanitation facilities and 628 modern classrooms since 2013 with enrolment increasing from 49,786 to 51,335
Baringo county governor noted that a phased feeding scheme of Sh 14.4 million will commence upon resumption of learning for remaining classes.
Mr Kiptis stated that his administration has purchased learning materials such as textbooks and syllabuses for pre-primary for the 1,045 schools at 10.1 million.
The county further unveiled an ECDE policy in partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP) directed at giving meals to 52,000 children in the ECDE centres in the count.
“The ECDE Meals and Nutrition Programme Policy and Implementation Guidelines were finalized in December 2019 with the kind technical and financial support from the World Food Programme. We sincerely thank WFP for the generous gesture,” said governor Kiptis.
“The programme will enable the learners to be served with a midday meal and thus reduce cases of absenteeism due to lack of food,” he added.
He urged parents and other stakeholders to pull up to ensure their children are well-nourished and healthful to optimize their full potential in education.
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