Government focus on making schools safe for learners – DP

The Government is focused on making all schools in the country habitable for learners, Deputy President William Ruto has said.

He noted that the move would make classrooms conducive for learning.

“Schools are powerful knowledge incubation centres. The skills acquired by learners are a bedrock for the transformation agenda of our country,” said Dr Ruto.

He said the realisation of the Big Four and the Vision 2030 was a function of the skills gained in learning institutions.

He spoke today in Kimilili, Bungoma County, where he laid foundation stone for the construction of eight classrooms at Matili Friends Primary School and opened 16 new classrooms at Namakhele and Nasianda Primary Schools.

Dr Ruto said the government had taken the sole role of catering for tuition for every learner in public institutions.

“This will boost enrollment and learners’ know-how besides promoting equity in our country,” he added.

The Deputy President was accompanied by Speaker of the Senate Ken Lusaka, MPs Didmus Barasa (Kimilili), John Waluke (Sirisia), Dan Wanyama (Webuye West), Mwambu Mabonga (Bumula), Fred Kapondi (Mt Elgon) and former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale.

He said his tours around the country was meant to deepen devel