Vision of the Department

A globally competitive quality education, training, research and innovation for sustainable development.

Mission of the Department

To provide, promote and coordinate quality education and training, integration of science, technology and innovation for sustainable socio-economic development.

Departmental Overview

The literacy levels of the county stands at 48.5 percent for the age of three years and above with females having a literacy of 47.4 percent while that of males is 49.8 percent. On accessibility, the average distances to the nearest public primary and secondary schools are 1.1 km and 2.5 km respectively.

There are 434 ECD centres in the county with total enrolment of 31,110 and a teacher population of 868.

There are 410 primary schools with 3,360 teachers with a pupil enrolment of 116,696. The challenges in primary schools are: insufficient infrastructure, inadequate quality, teacher balancing, sub-optimal transition rates from primary to secondary and very low transition to vocational institutions.

There are 91 secondary schools with an enrolment of 25,162 students and a teacher population of 964. However, the low transition rates from secondary to universities and colleges have been very low thus leading to the under-utilization of post-secondary and vocational institutions which includes; 12 Youth Polytechnics, 1 TTC and 2 MTCs amongst others.

Therefore, in anticipation these demands in industry and other sectors, we have laid in place targets to be achieved by 2017. These targets include;

  • Upgrade Tambach Teachers Training College to a public University Establish.
  • Construct 5 new Youth Polytechnic Colleges.
  • Establish 2 new Technical Training Institutes.
  •  Establish 1 Integrated Technical  Institute.
  • Expand all the existing Youth Polytechnics to accommodate more students and offer more appropriate courses.
  • Built 20 dormitories in vocational training institutions.
  • Construct 12 modern workshops vocational training institutions .
  • Brand (specialization) all Youth polytechnics to popularize them in order to attract both secondary and primary school leavers.
  • Equip Chebara youth polytechnic to cater for Special Needs Education students.
  • Develop and equip with ICT 4 Adult and Continuing Education (ACE)