Meru County govt. urged to establish more adult learning facilities

ADULT EDUCATION

The County Government of Meru has been urged to establish more national examination centres for adult literacy programs.

While speaking in his office on Wednesday, August 9, 2023  Igembe South adult literacy officer  Muriungi Eustus said the constituency   has only two centres where their learners sit for their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)examinations yet the population keeps on increasing day by day.

“We have only two centres for the national examination, that is, Maua Primary School for those doing KCPE and Christ the King Igembe School for KCSE students,” he said.

Mariungi explained that in the region, 311 people (170 males and 141 females) have enrolled in all the three levels which including, basic level, post literacy level and continuing level.

As a result the facilities have been overstretched forcing them to use Chief’s camps, churches and primary schools to conduct their teachings.

“We use one classroom and divide the blackboard into sections depending on different levels of learners,” he said.

At the same time, Muriungi urged the County government to recruit more instructors to aid in teaching saying as of now there are only eight of them whereas the number of learners is huge.

By Vostine Ratemo

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