The Kshs. 20M Tuition/Administration block at St. Kizito Lusumu Girls Secondary school in Bunyala West ward, Navakholo sub county has today finally opened its doors to learners from Navakholo sub county and beyond in a ceremony held at the school’s grounds.
The block funded by the county government of Kakamega to promote education of the girl child by alleviating congestion and unfavourable environment is one of the 25 Centres of Excellence funded by the county government in the county to a tune of Kshs. 466 million and will serve the purpose of promoting girl child education.
Kakamega County deputy governor H.E. Prof. Philip Museve Kutima who represented H.E. the Governor Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya at the event said the county is heavily investing in both primary and secondary school education despite the roles being under the national government to support parents, teachers, students and educational institutions in the county so as to grow the sector. “When we talk about the county government’s commitment to upgrading and expanding education facilities in Kakamega County we speak from the bottom of our hearts because we believe in quality and equity,” read part of the speech by the governor delivered by his deputy Prof. Kutima.
Prof. Kutima also announced that from next year (2020) ECDE teachers will receive a salary increment as an appreciation of their hard work and encouragement to them to be even more productive.
During the same event and in the presence of area Member of Parliament Hon. Emmanuel Wangwe, a dormitory block funded from the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) kitty was also commissioned.
Earlier on H.E. the deputy governor had led other leaders in marking this year’s World Literacy Day by donating books at Lusumu Community Library in the same ward. World Literacy Day is marked on the 8th (tomorrow) of every year in the month of September. Its aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies.
In attendance also during the events was the CECM for Education, Science & Technology Mr. Joseph Indire, his Social Services, Youths, Sports and Culture counterpart Hon. Robert Makhanu as well as Mr. Baraza Wangwe the CECM for Water, Environment and Natural resources. Others were Members of County Assembly led by Deputy Speaker Hon. Leonard Kasaya and Hon. Boniface Akosi from the Education Committee at the assembly; Chief Officer Dr. Irene Ashioya, Chief of Staff Robert Sumbi, county Ombudsman Edward Indimuli, Navakholo sub-county administrator Mr. Juma Omwendo and Deputy County Commissioner of the area Mr. Geoffrey Tanui, sub-county director of TSC David Kasembeli and his counterpart at the Ministry of Education Joan Sakwa and representatives of KUPPET & KNUT among others.