The County Government of Uasin Gishu has shifted its focus on the improvement of ECDE Education to performance and quality service.

This is after the initial huge investment in a number of key projects that have transformed the sector.

Among the initiatives include the rollout of the school milk program, confirmation of ECDE teachers into permanent and pensionable terms, ensuring a motivated workforce and a good environment for learners by the construction of modern ECDE classrooms, as well as provision of essential teaching and learning materials to over 10,000 ECDE pupils across the county.

Speaking when he held a meeting with ECDE coordinators from 6 sub-counties, Deputy Governor Eng. John Barorot encouraged them to ensure they provide quality education for the learners in the ECDE.

He also emphasised the need for value in the provision of quality education.

“We want our children in PP2 to communicate fluently and with confidence. Take up the challenge and be part of the change,” Eng. Barorot urged the coordinators.

“Also embrace the culture of performance and challenge them to be the best,” he added.

The DG further encouraged the teachers to embrace technology urging them to be tech-savvy.

According to the County Executive Committee Member for Education, Anthony Sitienei highlighted that everything circumference around quality assurance measures.

He notes, “What you should do in class and the end product is a child being able to read and communicate efficiently”.

The CECM further revealed that 48 ECDE coordinators will be trained before the rolling out of digital e-learning for the ECDE learners.

He encouraged them to have a positive attitude toward the digital era.

On her part, the Chief Officer for Education, Marion Birgen, hinted at more budgetary allocation for the teaching and learning material for the ECDE in the next financial year.

She also said as a department with other partners they are preparing to roll out digital learning to all the 673 ECDE Centres.

Francesca Bowen, Chairperson Public Service board, reiterated her commitment to working together to see that the staff are executing their mandate effectively.

County Director’s Joseph Keroney (Education) Wilson Sawe (Administration), Assistant Director’s Pius Mosbei and Rosyline Kosgei were in attendance.