By Leonard Angatia.
Vihiga County Governor, Dr. Wilberforce Ottichilo has promised that his administration will put more emphasis on Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) as well as recruit more youth into Technical and Vocational Training Institutes.He made these revelations during his inauguration and swearing-in ceremony as Vihiga County Governor at Kidundu Stadium.
The Governor emphasized the importance of ECDE and that his administration will equip and staff these centres which will be established in all public primary schools
Apart from supporting ECDE centres, Dr Ottichilo also promised to seek partnerships to assist Special Schools in the County. This will enable children with disabilities to access education.
He said the County Government will recruit more ECDE and Polytechnic teachers on permanent and pensionable terms.
He said the Vihiga County Government will enact a policy and a law to allow for provision of at least Sh10 million each Financial year as bursary funds for each Ward. This will be done in collaboration with the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).
The County Government will also promote university education by establishing more opportunities for students from the region.