KLB has printed over 3 million books for the new curriculum, say officials

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KLB and Nandi education officials at Namgoi primary school
KLB and Nandi education officials at Namgoi primary school

The Kenya Literature Bureau (KLB) has printed over three million textbooks across the country for the new curriculum rollout. Speaking in Nandi, Kenya Literature Burea officials led by the Head of Supply Chain Mr Philip Cheruiyot and Deputy Head of Communication Mr Joseph Ndegwa said KLB has printed 1.5 million textbooks for Tusome English grade one and another 1.5 million textbooks for Tusome Kiswahili grade one which were recently flagged off by Education CS Amina Mohammed. By last Sunday, the government had distributed a total of 556,000 textbooks to various Counties and some 250,000 had been dispatched to Garissa, Bungoma and Kakamega Counties.

The two KLB officials said their teams are present across the country to confirm and oversee the distribution to ensure various public schools are reached without failure, and the same target brought them to Nandi, “The Kenya Literature Bureau is required to have finalized and completed the distribution of early childhood and literacy learning books for the new curriculum to public schools countrywide by 15th of January,” they affirmed.

There are a total of 748 public primary schools in Nandi and KLB has already distributed a total of over 48,000 textbooks, 24,224 English and another 24,224 Kiswahili books in the county. The Quality Assurance and Standards officer Nandi Branch Mr. Julius Odongo said they are happy for KLB and that they’ll do close monitoring to ensure the programme advances well.