School heads have been urged to be keen on the quality of construction of the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) classrooms in their schools.
Speaking at Kadika Girls Secondary School in Suna East Sub County, Migori Deputy County Commissioner Mr. Benson Karani noted that the school principals should be responsible and get involved on a day-to-day basis of the class constructions.
Karani said that it was only through the principals’ participation that would ensure the contractors build the CBC classes as per the Ministry of Education specifications.
“Contractors will take advantage of your lack of concern and do dubious work to save on the materials necessary for the construction. You should therefore be concerned on what is being done during the construction to provide checks and supervision,” said Karani.
Karani who chairs the Suna East CBC evaluation committee said that the school heads should act as ground supervisors to ensure that the classes were delivered on time.
He encouraged the school heads to work with their contractors to complete their tasks if possible before the March national exams to enable the learners to have a conducive environment.
The administrator advised the school heads to always ask for clarifications from the CBC evaluation committees and work as a team to ensure that the government projects were concluded successfully.
Suna East Sub County Director of Education Mr. Wilson Amollo noted that principals would be taken through the CBC infrastructure roadmap and specifications document to ensure that they were enlightened on the projects.
He noted that the school heads should be able to understand the CBC class specifications in order to alert the public works personnel in case of any concerns during the construction.
Amollo noted that the school heads should be vigilant to ensure the class specifications were adhered to. “If something goes wrong during the class construction, the principal will be the one answerable to the ministry not the contractor,” said Mr. Amollo.
He urged the principals to always ask their sub county public work personnel for advice in case they have any queries to ensure that things are corrected earlier.
Amollo also acknowledged that those schools that were not included in phase one will benefit in phase two of the project that is set to commence in May this year. Mr. Amollo said that the government had committed to building 10, 000 CBC classrooms in readiness for the 2023 double intake.