Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha has promised to deliver 10,000 Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) classrooms by August this year.
Speaking in Kisumu at Golden Elites School where he was assessing the preparedness of the classrooms to implement junior secondary school level, Magoha said that all the classes are almost complete.
In public schools, he said the first phase is at 98 per cent completion and that the remaining two per cent will be completed by next week.
The first phase he said was involving a total of 6,497 and the 2nd phase will have about 3500 classes constructed.
"In the public sector, we have done extremely well and as I speak, we are at 98% completion which is a tremendous job," he said.
However, in private schools, the Education Cabinet Secretary revealed that they have done 1,200 classrooms and that by July, 5,000 classrooms will be ready.
"That is an extra space available for us and the government through the ministry of education is going to continue to facilitate and ensure that the schools are registered as quickly as possible," said Magoha.
He lauded the Private Schools Association led by the association's chairman Charles Ochome who accompanied him for being able to construct the extra classes.
He also stated that they have started to inspect the private schools with whom they have been working closely in the recent past.
"Today, I have inspected Golden Elites Academy, Mudasa Academy and Golden Elites Junior Secondary school," he stated.
He added that he was elated to commission 8 junior secondary classrooms at Golden Elites, in Otonglo.
The cabinet secretary also challenged the private schools sector to develop stand-alone junior schools in their respective counties to avoid congestion in the few that are already existing.
Magoha cautioned politicians to stop politicising issues of CBC and let the students be.
"Let us not talk cheap politics confusing our children and some parents. Leave the children out of politics and let them learn," he said