The county government on Saturday launched a new early childhood development complex centre at Kerarapon Primary School in Oloolua Ward, Kajiado North, Writes Lilian Lelei.
Kajiado deputy governor Martin Moshisho said the move is meant to empower students to perform better in national examinations.
Talking to KNU, Moshisho said another ECD centre has also been established at Upper Matasia Primary School in Olkeri Ward in the same constituency to cater for the growing need of children in the two areas.
Moshisho talked from Ngong where he officially opened a new laboratory at Ngong Township Secondary School on Saturday.
The deputy governor encouraged school communities to utilize the facilities responsibly to instill knowledge to their students to be able to uplift their livelihood.
“Every child has the potential to become successful so long as they are nurtured and provided with learning materials and opportunities in appropriate environment,” he said.
He said under the visionary leadership of governor Joseph Lenku, the county has committed to fully support education initiatives by offering learning opportunities at all levels.
County education minister, Samuel Seki who said he has been in touch with all the education stakeholders to ensure students in the region post improved results in national exams for both primary and secondary schools this year.
“This improvement on performance will not come automatically. It will be a gradual process so long as parents, teachers and students work together towards this realization,” Seki cautioned.
Oloolua MCA Martin Kimemia was full of praise for the County government’s initiative in ensuring basic education through ECD centres are well grounded through provision of infrastructure.
“We have realized that as leaders we have been failing our children by denying them learning opportunities because of lack of schools and provision of basic learning materials,” he added.
He said this has since changed with the coming in of the new government which has initiated projects that targets building of schools in the county.
Also present at the function were Robert Mworia (Ngong), nominated MCA Violet Waihinya and other education officials from the county and national governments.