The county executive in charge of Education Enock Muigei, has said he has set up a committee that will enable him to select different schools in the county which will be upgraded by the county government.
"We will agree on the criteria of selection of such schools and we shall give them the necessary support to develop them into county schools," Muige said
The move is part of a wider plan to improve education standards and more so in the performance of national examinations. Muige said they will put in place a plan to improve performance.
He was speaking yesterday during the first meeting for stakeholders to discuss on how to improve the education standards. "We will particularly focus on quality of education so that we ensure our schools perform well," Muigei said.
The parents have been complaining on the quality of services provided by the public institutions. "The stakeholders will come up with solutions.We expect to see improvements by January," he said.
The task force appointed by Muigei will collect views from education stakeholders on how to improve education quality.
Uasin Gishu faces a shortage of more than 3,000 teachers and Muigei said they also lacked adequate secondary schools to accomodate all the pupils who transit from primary schools.
"We will also invest heavily in putting up new schools because the increasing number of children who require education,"said Muigei.
The county has also announced that it will arrest all parents who will not take their children to schools to benefit from the free primary education policy.