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School reopening preparations begin in Mombasa

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[Mombasa County Commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo. Photo/Ahmed Omar].

People living with disabilities (PWDs), Women and Youth have been encouraged to apply for the new desk making as directed by the President.

Speaking during the launch, Mombasa County Commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo said it’s a unique opportunity for the marginalized groups to do business with the government and get economically uplifted.

He said the main objective of the meeting and launch was to sensitise Jua kali, carpenters and members of the public on the project as well identify the schools to benefit.

“We sat as Mombasa education committee and agreed the desks as directed by President Uhuru Kenyatta are made within the shortest time possible in a month time or less” Said Kitiyo

5,530 desks

The Commissioner said 79 primary schools will get a total of 5,530.

[Mombasa County Commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo (Left) with the County Director of Education Moses Makori sampling the new desks. Photo/Ahmed Omar].

He said 15 schools from each sub-county will get 30 desks in both primary and secondary.

“There are prototype desks that have been made and all artisans wishing to carry on with the work need to comply with the specifications and make similar standard desks for the children before resumption of learning,” revealed Mr. Kitiyo.

Mombasa County Director of Education Moses Makori said Mombasa has a small number of schools therefore all of them will benefit from the 70 desks for primary and 50 for secondary.

The forms are available at the Deputy County Commissioners Offices in the six Sub counties in Mombasa from today Thursday until the deadline on Friday, 18.