Saturday, June, 24, 2017

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            DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION & ICT
      OVERVIEW

About Education & ICT department

There has been rapid expansion of education in terms of enrolment and infrastructure as a result of Free Primary Education (FPE) and Free Secondary Education (FSE). The County has five sub counties, namely Nyamira South, Nyamira North, Manga, Borabu and Masaba North. There are 406 Early Childhood Development Centers (ECDs) in the County. The total number of ECD teachers is in the first phase of recruitment is 406 making the teacher child ration to be 1:50. The sector comprises of 406 primary schools and184 secondary school.

 The sector has four subsectors, namely:
1.    Pre-Primary - ECDE
2.    Home Craft Centers
3.    Village Polytechnics
4.    Child Care Centers

GENERAL FUNCTIONS OF THE OFFICE

• Policy and Legislation
• Early childhood education.
• Functional child protection system
• Technical, vocational and educational Training

Vision, Mission and Objectives

VISION
To be a lead County in the provision of education, technical skills and ICT for sustainable development.

MISSION
To provide quality ICT integrated education and skills for innovation and development.

MANDATE, ROLES AND FUNCTIONS
The mandate of the Department is to manage education programmes at ECDE and Youth Polytechnics, Home Craft Centres and Child care facilities and ICT. It enables strengthening infrastructure, policy framework and capacity development in the County.

STRATEGIC ISSUES AND OBJECTIVES
The department is expected to develop strategic drivers and enablers to effectively achieve the County Social economic transformation priorities.   The Mandatory drivers and enablers against which the department will be evaluated include:
(a)    Develop appropriate Policy, Strategy and Regulatory Framework.
(b)    Develop  Infrastructural development for ECDE Centres, Youth Polytechnics, Home Craft centres and Child Care facilities
(c)    Strengthening Curriculum implementation and Supervision.
(d)    Improvement of human resource capacity
(e)    Mobilizing  resources and promoting efficiency
(f)    Mainstreaming Governance HIV/AIDS and gender in Education and ICT
(g)    Monitoring and evaluation in Education and ICT Sector