About Education and Youth Empowerment
There has been rapid expansion of education in terms of enrolment and infrastructure as a result of Free Primary Education (FPE) and Free Secondary Education (FSE). The County has five sub counties, namely Nyamira South, Nyamira North, Manga, Borabu and Masaba North. There are 406 Early Childhood Development Centers (ECDs) in the County. The total number of ECD teachers is in the first phase of recruitment is 406 making the teacher child ration to be 1:50. The sector comprises of 406 primary schools and184 secondary school.
The sector has four subsectors, namely:
1. Pre-Primary - ECDE
2. Home Craft Centers
3. Village Polytechnics
4. Child Care Centers
GENERAL FUNCTIONS OF THE OFFICE
• Policy and Legislation
• Early childhood education.
• Functional child protection system
• Technical, vocational and educational Training
To be a lead County in the provision of education, technical skills and ICT for sustainable development.
To provide quality ICT integrated education and skills for innovation and development.
MANDATE, ROLES AND FUNCTIONS
The mandate of the Department is to manage education programmes at ECDE and Youth Polytechnics, Home Craft Centres and Child care facilities and ICT. It enables strengthening infrastructure, policy framework and capacity development in the County.