Nandi County Director of Education Muriuki Harrison has urged schools in the region to plant trees during this rainy season.
Speaking to the press in his office Harrison said this will help increase the forest cover and mitigate climate change.
“We have followed the call by President William Ruto of planting trees to mitigate climate change. Our target is to plant over 100,000 trees in schools but so far we have planted over 50,000 trees in all schools in the County,” said the Nandi County Director of Education.
He said he has directed all school heads to ensure that they plant trees as per President William Ruto’s directives.
“We have directed all schools head to ensure that they at least plant over 1000 trees in the school compound, this will help the government to achieve the 15 billion trees in five years,” added Harisson.
He further said that learning in junior secondary schools is going on and the schools have received their capitation.
” I thank all stakeholders who have ensured full transition in our schools. As of now teaching and learning activities have successfully resumed in all junior secondary schools in Nandi County. All schools have also received their capitation,” Harrison said.