The County Department of Education on Thursday conducted a routine monitoring and evaluation of the distribution of the school milk program to Munyaka, Eldoret Border farm and Kapsoya ECDE learning centres.

Director for Administration and Planning, Wilson Sawe, who led the exercise noted that as a county, they are planning to increase more resources to the sector, by constructing more classrooms to accommodate the increasing number of pupils enrolling in ECDES learners across the county.

“We are going to employ more ECDE teachers and also post more, especially to centres with increased enrollment,” said Sawe.

According to Mary Njuguna, an ECDE teacher at Munyaka Primary School, last year, the centre had the highest enrollment from 232 to 282 learners.

“We anticipate to reach over 300 at the end of the year,” said the teacher.

“We have also seen an improvement in the health of the children since the start of the program, children are now vibrant and attentive in class,” she added.

The teacher also said that the 2023 PP1 and PP2 learners excelled courtesy of the school milk program.

At Border Farm ECDE centre, the enrollment has increased from 86 learners to 124.

Everlyne Lagat the headteacher of Kapsoya Primary School said “We are grateful to our Governor Dr. Bii. This milk program has increased the population of the learners. We have seen an increment from 32 learners last year to 72 this term”.

“Due to the milk program, we have seen pupils who were in private school come back,” he added.

Deputy Director, Quality Assurance, Pius Mosbei and Assistant Director Resource Mobilization Julius Tanui were present.