County’s department of Education, Research and Vocational training has always promoted and supported learning especially in the early childhood level. It is working towards improving the learning environment in the ECDE centres countywide with over 220 newly constructed ones nearing completion. It has also recruited over 1300 ECDE teachers for 828 centres countywide and aspires for the acquisition of more.
It is partnering with that of Health & Sanitation in maintaining Health Standards in preventing the spread of COVID-19 and is currently rolling out COVID-19 sensitization for all ECDE teachers countywide. This program runs between 18th to 20th January 2020 at various the Sub-County Headquarters for a start and thereafter continuously.
Speaking during a sensitization training on ECDE resumption of learning and COVID-19 preparedness for Mosop Sub-County ECDE teachers at, CECM for Education, Research and Vocational training, Grace Sugut pointed out the need to maintain high standards of hygiene at the learning centres and continuous sensitization, especially to the learners.
She further added that the department is conducting continuous training and sensitization for teachers, providing proper sanitation services and protective masks for the ECDE learners countywide.
This training which was first rolled out today in Mosop and Tinderet Sub-Counties focusses on equipping participants with knowledge pertaining COVID-19 pandemic, sensitization programs for the different target population, as well as equip them with mobilization and reporting skills
This training which was first rolled out today in Mosop and Tinderet Sub-Counties focusses on equipping participants with knowledge pertaining COVID-19 pandemic, sensitization programs for the different target population, as well as equip them with mobilization and reporting skills.
The Chief Officer for Education Research and Vocational training, Scolastica Tuwei Speaking during a sensitization session in Tinderet Sub-County called upon the teachers, trainers and the guardians to heed to the Ministry of Education’s school opening health guidelines as well as being great ambassadors in the fight against COVID-19.
According to Mosop Sub-County Public health officer, Peter Chemweno, the section will be conducting a continuous assessment of all learning centres to ensure COVID-19 protocols are followed.
Also present were the County Director of Education-Julius Too, TETA officials led by their Chairman-Kennedy Koech, Sub-County Administrator- John Sang, Ward Administrators and Public health officers from Mosop Sub-County.
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING CONDOLES WITH THE FAMILY OF THE LATE NAOMI KIRWA A RENOWNED ECDE TEACHER
County Government of Nandi, Department of Education, and Vocational Training have today laid to rest the late Naomi j. Kirwa.
The late was employed by the county government of Nandi as an ECDE teacher at Kapkisengen primary school from 2014 until 2/11/2020 when she died of cancer of the spine.
THEThe team from the Department of Education led by CECM Hon. Grace Sugut and Chief officer Ms. Scolastica Tuwei were condoled with the family, friends, and residents of Mosop constituency-Kabisaga ward.
The County Government of Nandi through the department of Education committed themselves to clear all fee balance for Kipchumba son to the late.
A team from FORD Foundation InterCounty Exchange Programme from Makueni, Kitui and Bomet counties are in Nandi County to learn more about the bursary management system used by the department of Education and Vocational Training.
CECM Education and Vocational Training Grace Sugut emphasized on how the beneficiaries are identified. “The process is very transparent as the needy students are identified from the ward level and an online bursary form is filled with the details of beneficiaries as per category of Education, amount allocated and total number of beneficiaries per school in each Financial year” she added.
Of importance to note, is that County Government of Nandi has been allocating Kshs. 60 Million every Financial year with an aim improving access to education to the needy residents of Nandi County, enhancing equity in Education and improving literacy level in the County and ensuring that a specific portion of the County annual budget is devoted to the Education Fund Act.
Also present were CECM Administration and E-government, Sports, Chief Officers Education and Vocational Training, Agriculture and Sports.
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING JOINS BARAKA PRIMARY SCHOOL IN A THANKSGIVING CEREMONY IN KAPSABET.
The County Government of Nandi, department of Education and Vocational training today joined teachers, parents and students of Baraka School Kapsabet during a thanks giving celebration of t last year’s performance.
The school’s director Mrs. Lydia Sagasi thanked the parents and teachers for the efforts they put in ensuring that the students delivered.
The Director congratulated Mr. Meshack Patis the head teacher, for the excellent performance as the school had a total of 37 students who scored grade of A in his Maths subject.
Representing the CECM, Chief Officer Education and Vocational training Mr Daniel Sang applauded the students for the performance they depicted.
” Giving thanks to God for whatever marks and grade attained is important. We encourage the students to fear God, maintain discipline and work hard” he added.
The School recorded 100% transition from Standard 8 to Secondary school which is in line with national policy with over 13 candidates scoring over 400 marks.
In attendance were the County Director ECDE Mr Samwel Biwot and Parents, Teachers Association representative Advocate Timon Lel.
In a bid to ensure that education is accessible to all, the County Government of Nandi through the department of Education and Vocational Training has issued out bursaries to all the needy students who went through a rigorous identification process done in all the 30 wards.
The process of identifying beneficiaries was done from 28th October to 4th November 2019 across all the wards and a list of beneficiaries forwarded to NACEF Committee for vetting, Verification and Approval.
Speaking during the function held at St. Elizabeth Chepkunyuk Girls , Governor Sang emphasized on how committed the County Government is committed in the exercise.
“We have so far issued out bursaries for the last 2 and a half years and today we are giving out cheques worth 24 million to students with special needs and also from Secondary schools,”he added.
CECM Education and Vocational Training Grace Sugut appreciated the stakeholders involved in education sector and urged them to work together in supporting the needy students.
This year, the number of students benefiting from bursary allocation has increased from 6182 to 6330 students as compared to last year. It is worth mentioning that the unit of allocating these funds are at ward level and each ward gets 2 million shillings as per the NACEF Act 2016.
The beneficiaries include students with special needs drawn from different institutions and those from Secondary schools who received 6million and 18 million respectively.
Also present was Deputy County Commissioner Nandi Hills Mr. Mbogai Rioba, Chief Officer in the department Mr. Daniel Sang among other county officials together with NACEF Members.
The County government of Nandi through the department of Education and Vocational training will on 3rd Feb, 2020 release Bursary cheques to the qualified beneficiaries.
The event will be held at St. Elizabeth Chepkunyuk Girls,Chepkunyuk Ward, Nandi Hills Sub County.
This is in a bid to strengthen, enhance and maintain stability to the learners in their Education Process as envisaged by Governor Sang’s administration.
The county government of Nandi is partnering with Safaricom Foundations for building modern Early Childhood Education Development (ECED) classes for Kitaro Primary.
This is one way of improving the education standards for the children.
The county has been at the forefront of ensuring that education is achieved and that the child’s education foundation is catered for.
Speaking today during a handing over the site, the school headteacher Mr. David Kipchumba, expressed gratitude to the governor for considering their school to receive such an opportunity.
He further appreciated the efforts of the new team at the Education Department stating that the project will help on easing congestion in the school and that it will enhance the good learning environment for the pupils.
The spearheading project contractor Johnstone sang, promised the school that he will provide good and quality work, thereby asking for full support for the teams being involved in the project.
The building will have two classrooms, an administrative office with good furniture and well-modified latrines that will be completed in less than four 4 months.
Early childhood development education or the preschool provides children with the new perspective on the importance of education that will remain with them throughout their schooling journey. The CECM for Education and Vocational Training Ms Grace Sugut joined Nandi DICECE (District Centres for Early Childhood Education) College fraternity for their 11th Graduation ceremony. Nandi DICECE in Kapsabet being the leading ECDE training institution in Nandi County has experienced a tremendous rise in the number of students every year.
The CECM who was the Chief Guest appraise the graduates that they have been trained as professional ECDE Teachers and educators. She echoed that the students need to understand they have chosen a profession that is regarded as a calling, with compassion and care. She encouraged them to carry out their teaching duties with pride and humility. The knowledge and skills that the 81 graduates have acquired through the rigorous training here should be put into practice.
She also reiterated the fact that teacher education and training lays the foundation for the development of the human capital of every nation without which social development and economic prosperity would be impossible. As trained and qualified teachers, they have the greatest contribution to build up the character of their young children and help them to become ideal citizens of our county.
The CECM affirmed that the County Government of Nandi being led by H.E The Governor, Stephen Arap Sang is very committed to improving and sustaining quality services in the ECD Sector through gradual recruitment of more ECD Teachers, constructing more ECD Centres to accommodate the high rising number of ECD Children, provision of Competency Based Curriculum teaching resources among many other lined up activities.
The Nandi County ECDE Director Mr. Samuel Biwott commended the CECM for the attendance and the helpful support that The County Government of Nandi through the department of Education has been offering the College to see the students learn in a conducive environment and get quality education for them to be of great value to the society.
The principal Nandi DECECE, Mr. Joseph Chepsiror applauded the Department of Education and Vocational Training and the entire County Government of Nandi administration for the tireless effort in supporting the college through furnishing of learning facilities and offering bursaries to students adding that the institution is looking forward to an increased enrollment in the next intake.
The Department of Education and Vocational Training is aspiring to take Nandi County to greater heights in service delivery as far as matters education are concerned. The new CECM for Education and Vocational Training met with staff from the Department’s headquarters for the first time since her appointment. The meeting held at Nandi DiCECE College was aimed at having a one on one interaction and also a platform for the CECM to highlight her plans and focus for the Department of Education and Vocational Training.
The meeting brought together officers from all the work units of the Department. Education is one of the broad departments in the County Government of Nandi with over 1500 staff spread across all the 6 sub-counties in Nandi majority being the ECDE teacher.
During the meeting, the acting Director in charge of Vocational Training Daniel Ruto congratulated the CECM on her appointment into the Department and also pledged to work with all the members of the staff in order to achieve the set goals of the department. Mr. Samuel Biwott, the County Director ECDE noted that the Department is ready to accord the new CECM total support so that she performs her duties amply.
Speaking during the meeting, the Chief Officer urged all the members of the staff to be self-driven, positively focused and perform their duties diligently. He also highlighted the challenges which have affected the Department and pledged that with help of the CECM and full support from staff, those challenges shall be solved to ensure smooth running of day to day activities.
The new CECM Ms. Grace Sugut expressed her joy that it was indeed pleasure and honor to join the Department of Education and Vocational Training. She affirmed that the laid out plans will see all the Departmental aspirations attained within a stipulated time. The department is focusing on improving the standard of Early Childhood Education, Vocational Training Centres and assisting the needy students through bursaries and scholarships.
On her closing remarks, the CECM challenged staff to observe all the office etiquette and integrity and to work diligently towards delivering for the purpose of the people of Nandi.