Academic performance in Nyandarua will improve, Her Excellency Deputy Governor (Mrs.) Cecilia Mbuthia has said.
Speaking when she hosted Teachers Service Commission Chairperson Mrs. Lydia Nzomo in Ol’Kalou today, the Deputy Governor said Nyandarua must regain its pride of place in the academy.
“We held discussions on education and teachers welfare in the County,” she said.
She added: “There is need to boost the number of teachers in the County for better education standards. Education standards in the County have been declining, with statistics putting us at 45th out of 47.”
On her part, Mrs. Nzomo said school infrastructure levels in the County need to be improved.
“I am pleased to note that the County Government is keen on introducing a sanitary towels programme to girls’ in County schools,” she said.
The two leaders also discussed the need for hardship allowances for teachers since Nyandarua is a marginalized County.
“There is also need to increase the number of science teachers across Nyandarua and for the County Administration to be sensitised on matters education,” said Mrs. Nzomo.
While only basic education and vocational training are devolved functions, both His Excellency Governor Francis Kimemia and the Deputy Governor had pledged ahead of last month’s election to transform the entire education sector.
A university is in the pipeline as part of the ongoing reforms.
Also present at the function were the County Executive Committee Member in charge of Education, Children Affairs, Culture and Social Services Hon. Peter Macharia, Acting County Secretary Mr. Daniel Irungu, and other senior County Government officials.