In Summary
  • The funds were released by the Global Partnership for Education. According to the PS, the government contributed Sh24 million for coordination of the activities while Sh14 million was used for the school improvement plan.
  • It also involves the distribution of mathematics books to pupils in classes One and Two.
  • A survey by the Kenya National Examinations Council released early this year revealed that competency in numeracy in the two classes was still very low.

More than Sh1 billion has been disbursed to 3,654 primary schools to improve the teaching of mathematics for pupils in classes One and Two for the past one year.

Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang said an additional Sh330 million was used to fund training of teachers in the first term, while Sh320 million was used for the same purpose in the second term.

“A total of Sh9 million was used to fund the finalisation of a school improvement plan while Sh5 million was used to fund sensitisation of the plan,” said Dr Kipsang.

The funds were released by the Global Partnership for Education. According to the PS, the government contributed Sh24 million for coordination of the activities while Sh14 million was used for the school improvement plan.

The details are contained in an advert in local dailies as part of the social accountability safeguards.

The money is part of the Sh8.8 billion project to improve mathematics competencies for early stage learners through the Primary Education Development Project.
COMPETENCY
It also involves the distribution of mathematics books to pupils in classes One and Two.

A survey by the Kenya National Examinations Council released early this year revealed that competency in numeracy in the two classes was still very low.

“Whereas the majority of the pupils attained Standard One and Two competencies in numeracy, only 4.5 per cent of the learners attained the highest competency for Standard Four work,” says the report.