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Education ministry shortlists suppliers

By Vision Reporter

Added 17th December 2008 03:00 AM

Twelve firms have been shortlisted by the education ministry to supply it with laboratory equipment.

Twelve firms have been shortlisted by the education ministry to supply it with laboratory equipment.

By Mikaili Sseppuya

Twelve firms have been shortlisted by the education ministry to supply it with laboratory equipment.

According to the ministry’s procurement unit, the firms include Goodwill, Supply Masters, MK Publishers, BDH Laboratory, Sure Chem and Kavule Investment.

Others are Chemequip Ltd, St. Bernard Publishers, JECScience Equipment, Streamline Services, Benefit World and Labtech.
The ministry updates its list of suppliers for various goods and services each year.

The need for laboratory equipment arises due to the emphasis of the Government on sciences
The Government is also building many laboratories for secondary schools and teacher training colleges, especially those in rural areas to encourage science education.

This, it argues, would promote its drive to modernise the county “because science subjects provide the necessary skills.”

Many schools, especially upcountry ones put emphasis on arts subjects because they are cheap compared to sciences.

The new emphasis means schools need to get the relevant equipment if the students are to pass well.

Originally, the education system in the country was aimed at producing clerks and translators to serve the colonial administration interests.

The Government wants this bias, which was inherited by the succeeding policy makers in the ministry, changed.

Education ministry shortlists suppliers

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