In Summary
  • Koinange Primary School in Nakuru West was lacking class four, five, six and seven textbooks .
  • St Mary Primary School in Nakuru East is yet to receive textbooks from the government.
  • Knut Secretary-General Wilson Sossion said that most public primary schools lack class four, five, six, seven and class eight textbooks. 

Most primary schools in Nakuru County have been hit by shortage of textbooks.

A spot-check by Nation in various institutions revealed that schools are yet to receive Christian Religious Education (CRE) and Social Studies textbooks.

LOWER CLASSES

However, Math, English, Kiswahili and Science textbooks were available in lower classes but were missing in classes four, five, six, seven and eight.

At Koinange Primary School in Nakuru West, the situation looks grim with the school lacking class four, five, six and seven textbooks.

In lower-primary classes, the school had Math, English, Kiswahili and Science textbooks but lacked CRE and Social Studies books.

“We have not yet received any textbooks from the government since last year, at the moment, we have a deficit,” said a teacher who did not want to be named.

She added that the Ministry of Education erred when it phased out the 8-4-4 syllabus and replaced it with the Competency Based Curriculum.

CAPITATION FUND

“We have hundreds of textbooks from the previous syllabus lying on the shelves,” she said.

She added that unlike before when school used to receive Capitation Fund to buy books, now the Ministry distributes books directly to schools. This, she said, has aggravated an already dire situation. 

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