Governor Jonathan Bii’s administration is passionate about the development of Early Childhood Development Education(ECDE) in Uasin Gishu County. The county department of education has ensured a smooth running of the learning process for the young ones and the subsequent transition to the primary level.
Education CECM Dr.Janet Kosgey together with Assembly’s Education Committee continued with consultations on the Early Childhood Development Education School feeding Policy which the County Boss initiated. The forum comprises of County Attorney Stephen Lel, Economic Advisor Philip Melly, Members of the Uasin Gishu County Assembly committee on education, and Directors from the Department of Education.
Young children affected by food and nutrition insecurity poses irreversible challenges in both physical and mental development. they lead to poorer health status, stunting, lower educational achievement and productivity throughout their lives. A hungry child cannot grow, learn and faces many health risks in their future,” said Kosgey.
Dr.Kosgei further commended the committee on the Candid and progressive deliberations on the policy and also said that milk in schools will not only improve the nutritional and health status of pupils but will also improve school enrolment, retention, attendance and performance.
According to Assembly’s Education Committee Chair, Thomas Yego assured of total support and total contribution to the document.
I request the Education Department to have a meeting with a delegated legislation as we go through the document together so that when it is tabled in parliament, it will go through and make it a success. This programme touches everybody and we have the children’s matters at heart,” said Yego.
United Nations Education Fund recommends a ratio of 20 pupils per teacher. Last August Governor Jonathan Bri officiated confirmation of 1287 ECDE teachers to cater for 36,170 EDCE pupils; a ratio of 28 pupils per teacher.
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