Kihika calls for concerted effort towards strengthening ECD centres

Nakuru Governor Susan Kihika has called on educationists and other stakeholders to support Governors in the journey to strengthen ECD centres.

Kihika who spoke on Friday January 12, 2024 in Kericho County during the launch of an ECDE block that was donated by Dr. John Ngenoh to Furaha Primary School in Londiani Kipkelion East, said ECD centres are the foundation of Education in the country.

Governor Kihika, first Gentleman Sam Mburu and other guests during the event.PHOTO/Courtesy.

Governor Kihika who was accompanied by Nakuru first Gentleman Sam Mburu, also lauded the Council of Governors for distancing from the implementation of the task force report on ECDs, but rather have the ECDs retained in counties.

She noted that this is the way to go as Counties have already invested in the same through improvement of infrastructure.

“Counties are well placed to handle ECD centres as far as devolution is concerned,” said Kihika.

Kihika lauded Dr.Ng’eno for thinking about his old Primary school.

Over the years, Dr. Ng’eno has been giving back to the community, especially his old school, Furaha Comprehensive School.

According to Kihika, Dr.Ngeno has supported the improvement of the school infrastructure, assisting the school access clean drinking water, supporting ICT education in the school and offering mentorship to the youth.

“Today, marked an important day for the school as Dr. Ng’eno handed over a new modern ECDE block with all the facilities. Thank you so much Dr. Ng’eno for standing with your old school and the community at large,” stated Kihika.

It should be noted that the  ECDE block at Furaha  Primary which cost Ksh.8 million was donated by the Governor Kihika’s family and Alumni led by Dr. John Ngeno.

Speaking during the event, Dr Ngeno called on Kericho residents to give  priority to matters education.

 

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