The World Bank has endorsed a $88.4 million (Sh8.8 billion) project to improve the teaching of mathematics in standard one and two.
The Kenya Primary Education Development Project will begin from January 2016. Six million pupils will be given early grade maths textbooks.
About 40,000 teachers will be trained on new methods of instruction through improved in-service sessions and regular supervision. The money will be provided in form of a grand approved by the Global Partnership for Education.
“The Grant Agreement becomes effective from July 8,” the bank’s country director for Kenya Diarietou Gaye says in a letter to National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich and copied to his Education Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi.