The Principal Secretary for Basic Education Dr. Belio Kipsang has said that the desks for schools programme aims at improving the learning environment for children.
More so, by supporting small enterprises whose fortunes were destroyed by the outbreak and impact of COVID-19 pandemic, the project will stimulate the economy.
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Dr. Kipsang was speaking on Thursday, at Olekasasi Primary in Kiserian Town, in Kajiado County where he was assessing learning and delivery of desks.
The PS outlined the importance of classroom furniture as crucial elements of a learning environment.
Under the COVID-19 Health protocols and guidelines, desks and chairs enhance seating arrangement necessary for social distancing.
Ksh1.9 billion under the Economic Stimulus Programme was set aside by the government for the supply of the locally assembled furniture to public primary and secondary schools countrywide.
The Jua kali artisans were assured of their payment upon delivery of the desks to the schools where they got the tender.