Ministry of Education to hand over site to SEQIP projects – Kenya News Agency
The Ministry of Education in Loitoktok Sub-County is in the process of handing over sites for the Kenya Secondary Education Quality Improvement Project (SEQIP).
The handover of the construction site which began yesterday will see 38 schools, 12 and 26 secondary and primary, respectfully benefit from laboratories and sanitary facilities.
Speaking to the press at the handover of the site for the construction of a laboratory and classroom at Ilkisonko Boys High School, Loitoktok Sub-County Director of Education Peter Bitah thanked the World Bank for project funding.
Bitah said the project aims to improve the quality of education in the sub-county and will also help decongest some high-population schools.
Ilkisonko Boys High School Principal Daniel Makao appreciated the SEQIP project which will help decongest around 200 applications for KCSE 2022 through the construction of a laboratory and a classroom.
Titus Ochieng, WAASO Construction, which was contracted to construct the school facilities, promised to find 90% of skilled and unskilled labor locally.
Ochieng further stressed that he will source construction materials locally as long as they are available.
The contractor said the project will be completed within six months, promising that work will start within the next two weeks.
The Ministry of Education team will wrap up the handover of the sites on Friday this week.
By Kimani Tirus and Kaaka Koromo