In a remarkable move, Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu took center stage as he officially commissioned the construction of a state-of-the-art laboratory block at Lityei Secondary School in West Pokot County. With a budget of Sh20 million, this facility is set to revolutionize the learning experience for the students.
During the groundbreaking ceremony held at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kenya (ELCK) Lityei mixed-day secondary school, Machogu brought some good news with him. The government has generously contributed Sh10 million towards the project, which is expected to be disbursed before October.
The Kapenguria MP, Samuel Moroto, didn’t want to be left out of the spotlight. He generously donated Sh2 million towards the cause and promised an additional Sh8 million from the National Government Constituency Development Fund (NGCDF). Looks like the students of Lityei Secondary School have some powerful supporters rallying behind them.
Not stopping at just infrastructure, Machogu made a promise that has the potential to bridge the teacher gap. He vowed to hire three more teachers within the next two weeks, ensuring that the students have all the guidance they need to excel academically.
Machogu had another surprise up his sleeve. He also inaugurated the use of four newly constructed classrooms, thanks to the funds from the National Government Constituency Development Fund (CDF) kitty. These classrooms are ready to welcome eager minds and pave the way for a brighter future.
During his visit, Machogu didn’t shy away from motivating the teachers and students. He urged them to go the extra mile and strive for excellence in the upcoming national examinations. With the right support and determination, Lityei Secondary School could make waves in the academic arena.
Machogu also highlighted a significant step taken by the Kenya Kwanza government. Within less than a year in office, they have managed to hire a staggering 30,000 teachers nationwide. This initiative aims to address the long-standing issue of teacher shortages across the country.
Acknowledging that the shortage of teachers is a widespread challenge, Machogu assured everyone that the government has big plans. In the near future, they intend to employ an additional 20,000 teachers to bridge the gap. The wheels of progress are turning, and the government is committed to providing quality education to all.
Machogu emphasized that the recruitment process will be carried out in phases. The ultimate goal? Closing the teacher gap in public schools within the next few years. It’s an ambitious plan, but with determination and strategic implementation, it’s a goal that can be achieved.
Lityei Secondary School is on the cusp of a transformative journey, thanks to the vision and support of Machogu and his team. The future looks bright for the students, as they now have access to top-notch facilities and a dedicated team of educators. With education at the forefront, the possibilities are endless