16,000 classrooms under construction for JSS Grade Nine

Basic Education, Principal Secretary Dr. Belio Kipsang says the government is constructing 16,000 classrooms across the country in readiness for the transition of learners to grade nine next year.

“We welcome the World Bank to support and partner with the government to build even more classrooms in this school,” Dr. Kipsang said.

He made the remarks at Olympics Primary School in Kibra Subcounty in Nairobi County, when World Bank, Vice President for Human Development, Mamta Murthi had visited the school.

World Bank, Vice President for Human Development, Mamta Murthi at Olympics Primary School in Nairobi County

Murthi said the schooling system in Kenya was ably imparting in learners the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values that students ought to acquire.

She said Kenya was also doing well in the enrolment rate of children in schools, noting that education was a critical factor in determining the future of a country.

The Headteacher of Olympics Primary School, Cyrus Okumu said the school had developed a friendly learning environment and an excellent instructional for learners in the school.

He attributed the huge learner population of 5,108 to a supportive teaching and non-teaching staff that made learning enjoyable.

“Children keep coming back to school because of the good learning experiences good pedagogy creates,” Okumu said.

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