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Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu is set to appear before the National Assembly House on June 7, to respond to various questions from Members of Parliament.

Machogu will address challenges in the Implementation of Junior Secondary School education relating to the provision of meals.

He will explain why books for grade 7 JSS learners in public schools have been delayed.

In addition, he will provide details on the provision of sanitary pads to school girls from the year 2017 to 2023.

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The CS will also elaborate on the construction of classrooms under the Competency Based Curriculum Phase II in 10 secondary schools in Bonchari Constituency.

Further, he will address nepotism, mismanagement and violations of Ministry of Education guidelines on the acquisition and disposal of school assets and recruitment of non-teaching and casual staff.

He will provide measures that will ensure that children with Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorder obtain equal access to education.

On April 13, Machogu announced that contractors who took part in the construction of 10,000 CBC classrooms during retired President Uhuru Kenyatta’s regime will be paid by June.

He said that the 1,907 contractors will receive their dues before the next financial year.

“Before the end of the financial year, it will be a priority area. Our contractors we are sorry because you all know the economy has been tough and we are trying to overcome challenges,” Machogu said.

In 2021, Uhuru directed the construction of 10,000 classrooms for CBC to the tune of Sh8 billion.

The classrooms were built at a cost of Sh788,000 from the initial estimate of Sh1.2 million.

Machogu said despite the country facing tough economic times, the ministry has prioritised the payment of contractors.

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