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Kakamega Set to Host Education Donor Talks

July 18, 2014

Hilton Otenyo

THE Kakamega government will host a donor conference to discuss education reforms.

A task force was appointed by Governor Wycliffe Oparanya to look into problems facing education.

It recommended that a conference be held in the first quarter of the 2014-15 financial year.

The task force recommended a reform agenda to be carried out in four years at a coast of Sh6 billion.

The conference will outline responsibilities of development partners and the county government in education projects.

The partnerships are meant to improve teachers' performance, and students' learning and accountability.

The World Bank, Department of International Development, Canada International Development Agency, Unicef, JICA, USAid, Australian Aid, Faith-based organisations and France's AFD are some of the donor agencies to participate in the conference.

The reform programmes include construction of classrooms, laboratories, libraries, workshops for polytechnics, computer labs, modern ECDE centres and supply of water and electricity to all schools.

Chairman Prof Laban Ayiro launched the report two weeks ago.

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Source: AllAfrica

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