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Departmental Challenges

Youth Polytechnics 
1. Inadequate staffing
2. Inadequate infrastructure
3. Lack of modern training facilities
4. Negative attitude towards vocational training.

Early Childhood Development Education 
1. Government nullification of ECDE recruitment and subsequent appeal by the Council of governors.
2. Limited resources to employ adequate number ECDE teachers.
3. Insufficient infrastructural facilities.

Information Communication Technology 
@    Lack of an ICT culture among users of ICT resources
@    Departments handling ICT issues without authority from ICT department creating staff conflicts 
@    Low budgetary allocation 

Youth Polytechnics 
1.    Recruit more instructors
2.    Improve  infrastructure
3.    Equip youth polytechnics with modern training tools and equipment
4.    Sensitize the public on the importance of Youth polytechnics on vocational training
5.    Confirm instructors on contract terms  

Early Childhood Development Education 
-    Recruit more teachers
-    Improve infrastructure by facilitating the construction of at least two more model classes in each ward.
-    Capacity building for ECDE teachers and coordinators
-    Recruitment of ECDE Ward Coordinators and Director 

Information Communication Technology 
•    All on going ICT projects to align with the Kenya ICT Master Plan.
•    Department of Education and ICT to launch a 5 year ICT Sectorial plan.
•    Wide Area networks in the county and Sub County offices to be put up
•    Stores Management System to be developed 
•    E – Revenue system to be developed.
•    ICT related Baseline surveys to be carried out.
•    ICT Policy to be continually up-dated 
•    ICT inventory Register to be created 
•    ICT stakeholder’s forums to be held regularly.


The Department is committed to offer Quality, accessible and equitable pre-primary education With the aim of improving enrollment rate in pre primary level nationally. We have energetic youth with the potential for reservoir in labor, building their skills will improve the current employment rates of 42%.

To achieve our commitments we want to offer our investors the opportunity to invest in the following key areas:

We will facilitate Construction and equipping 5 new ECD centers one per each sub county and county higher learning institutions(university & colleges) .

We will also renovate and equip the (406) existing ECD centers in the county. We also intent to partner with stake holders to provide pre primary school health and feeding programs for the Youth.
We have constructed 26 Polytechnic training centers and we also intend to construct one youth polytechnic and one home craft centre per sub county . 
We will oversee Renovation and equipping the (29) existing polytechnics in the county

Investment Opportunities in Education and Technology
•    Construction of ECDE centers and classrooms
•    Construction of Polytechnics
•    Construction of Home craft centres
•    Rolling of E-learning platform in county secondary schools

ICT Investment Opportunities in Nyamira County
•    ICT Infrastructure & ICT hubs
•    ICT Training
•    ICT Supplies & Support services
•    ICT Systems for Business
•    Public Private  partnership (PPP)
•    E-learning platform in schools

The National Fiber Internet Cable will be expanded to cover Schools, Offices, Police stations, etc

•    This will ensure access to online services and enhanced communication
•    Free Wi-Fi 
•    Infrastructure to be built in Nyamira Town & its sub counties
•    To promote access to online services by citizens, businesses, investors, etc

ICT Training in Schools & Tertiary Colleges
•    ICT hubs in schools
•    Empowering citizens for online services, ICT jobs
•    Providing opportunities to investors (supplies, support, etc)
•    Computer Labs in Schools, with Internet connection
•    Empowering our youth with relevant skills for jobs
•    Empowering businesses in relation to ICT (cyber cafes)

ICT Systems/Products
•    For use by the County Government & Businesses
•    Local solutions to local problems (e.g., Land Management Systems and Business Permit Renewal Management System)

ICT supplies & Support Services
•    Promoting business & jobs creation
•    Empowering our youth through job creation
•    Attracting ICT Investors