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Kajiado County March 6, 2023

Department of education- Scorecard 2017-2022

In line with The County Government’s desires to ensure provision of conducive environment for quality education and vocational training to address the low enrollment & retention at Early childhood and development (ECD) and low uptake (low enrollment) of vocational training, the county government through the department of Education, Youths & vocational training embarked on 5 critical strategies, namely:

  • Construction of modern EDC centers & upgrading of TVET facilities
  • Formulation & implementation of school feeding program
  • Employment  of qualified ECDE teachers/caregivers & polytechnic instructor’s
  • Reintroduced subsidized vocational trainings
  • Provision of school bursaries & full scholarships to needy students
  • Improvement of primary & secondary infrastructure

Milestones Achieved to- date

DEPARTMENT Project/Program Initiated project/ program 100% Complete & Ready for commissioning Ongoing projects
Education & Vocational Training, Culture & youths & Sports Objective: To Enhance access to Basic and Tertiary Education
Outcome: Enhanced access to basic and tertiary education
ECDE Classrooms 226 172 54
Bursary Beneficiaries 34,972    
Scholarships 430    
Dormitories 9 7 2
Laboratory & Administration office 6 6  
New Schools 3 3  
Dining Halls 3 3  
Construction of Social Halls      
Equipping of TVETS 5 5  

To boost the ECDE children enrollment rates, government through the department of Education has been able to;

  • Introduced school feeding program to all ECDE going kids
  • Employ over 600 ECD teachers on permanent and pensionable terms
  • Distribution of learning materials to all ECD school going kids.

Success Stories

These interventions have resulted in a tremendous increase in enrollment in ECDE where;

  • annual ECD enrollment has increased from 37,687 in 2017 to 43,005 as at 2022  
  • Reduced distance covered by ECD going kids to access education
  • Improved teacher-student ratio has advanced from 1:46 to 1:38

The First ever public school in Kitengela ward, Dr Ole Kimani Primary school in Kyang’ombe area in Kitengala ward has seen over 1,000 school going kids getting enrollment. At Isinya, Over 6,000 school going kids that used to study in a quarter acre piece of land are now able to enjoy their learning at Ole Lenku Primary school School who’s land was procured by the county government

To support 100% transition policy by the national government, County government  has been able to construct a number dormitory, Dining halls & Administration blocks.