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‘All hands on deck’ says Magoha as schools brace for Grade 1 admissions

Education CS Prof George Magoha at Green Field School in Migadini, Changamwe area/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 6 – Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha has urged school heads to take measures to ensure their schools are well facilitated to cope with the numbers of Grade 1 pupils joining school as the government continues to rolls out the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC).

He was speaking as he visited primary schools in Gatundu to assess the level of preparation.

“I want to say that local leaders can help us, this is something that all of us can do together. For example there are quite a number of children and so it is important to think ahead of time and make extra chairs, because the number can only go up.”

“If you are a trans-formative leader then you will make the chairs and desks ahead of time, but if you are a normal leader you will make it when then children have come,” he said while gave an assurance that the Government will address the challenges.

The CS challenged MP to work with Ministry to ensure that primary and secondary schools in their constituency have the capacity to absorb all the pupils.

School heads have registered anxiety as the number of students is expected to surge alongside constrained resources, lack of classrooms, reading and writing materials and teaching staff to cater for the population.

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