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ECDE To Be Transferred From County to National Government as Governors Protest to CS Machogu


ECDE To Be Transferred From County to National Government as Governors Protest to CS Machogu

Governors have protested the move by the ministry of education to transfer management of Early Childhood Education (ECDE) from county government to National Government.

ECDE is being managed by the county government since the entry of devolution despite being domiciled in secondary school. The Cabinet Secretary of Education Ezekiel Machogu expressed the move by the government to transfer ECDE management to the National Government.

Governors, through the chairperson of council of Governors Ann Waiguru has written a letter to Education CS Ezekiel Machogu to protest the transfer of pre-primary school management to the National Government.

Below it the letter by Chairperson, Council of Governors to Education CS Ezekiel Machogu.

Our Ref: COG/6/39 Vol.20

Date 28th December 2023

Hon. Ezekiel Machogu, EGH
Cabinet Secretary
Ministry of Education
Jogoo House “B”
Nairobi

Dear CS,

CLARIFICATION ON REPORTS REGARDING THE MANAGEMENT OF PRE-PRIMARY SCHOOLS

The Council’s attention has been drawn to various reports in the local dallies alluding to the transfer of the management of pre-primary schools from the County Governments to the National Government.Governors protest on ECDE.

Whereas the Council supports reforms in the education sector, it is critical to note that the management of pre-primary schools remains an exclusive function of the County Governments.

We are cognizant of the recommendations of the Presidential Working Party on Education Reforms however the implementation of the same should be strictly undertaken in accordance with the provisions of Article 187 of the Constitution that sets the parameters for the transfer of functions and powers between the two levels of government.

To this date, no such intergovernmental agreement has been entered into between the two levels of government.Governors protest on ECDE.

We hold the position that until such an agreement is entered into with mutual agreement of the parties, the County Governments will continue to fully manage pre-primary schools as provided for under the Fourth Schedule of the constitution.

Please be assured of our highest esteem and consideration.

Yours sincerely.

H.E Anne Waiguru, EGH,OGW
Chairperson, Council of Governors

 

ECDE To Be Transferred From County to National Government as Governors Protest to CS Machogu

 


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