The Constitution of Kenya (2010) created a two-tier system of governance, a National and devolved County government.
Kenya vision 2030 underscores the importance of education in ensuring relevant human and social capital for sustainable development.
The functions of Educational and training are shared between the national and county governments as contained in Schedule 4 of the constitution.
Technological advancement in the country is an important pillar not only to industrial development as envisaged by the vision 2030, but, are important catalyst in human development.
High innovative technological developments will not only spur the economy but, will also make the County and the Country to have a competitive edge over its neighbours.
To be a world class county in providing education, training, research and innovation for sustainable development
To provide leadership in pursuit of education, training, research and innovation to improve the welfare of humanity.
1. To provide leadership in pursuit of quality education and institutional management
2. To provide relevant and enriching teaching, research and innovative ideas to the learners and
3. To provide necessary physical and human resources required for education, research and
The ECDE (Nursery schools) and youth polytechnics are functions of the County Government. Embu County has made tremendous progress in these sectors. Since the employment of the 483 ECDE teachers, the pupils’ enrolment in ECDE centres has so far increased by 15 percent.
As for the Vocational Training Centres, with effect from July 2015, Embu County engaged managers and instructors on permanent and pensionable terms.
Vocational Training Centres
Governor Wambora’s administration is still committed towards construction of 20 model ECDE centres every year. Those under construction include: Ngeniari, Karumiri, Ndumari, Kathugu, Maturiri, Kavuru, Kangondi. Some 21 ECDE classrooms are under construction across the 20 wards.
The government has also distributed equipment worth Ksh. 8.6 million as well as absorption of 63 youth instructors for 25 Vocational Training Centres in the county.
In respect to needy students in secondary schools, tertiary colleges and universities, Governor Wambora shall continue assisting them with bursaries and loans. The demand for financial assistance is high, and in response to that demand, the Government has increased bursaries from Ksh. 41.5 million last year to Ksh. 71.8 million this financial year, which has been able to assist more than 10, 346 needy students from 609 institutions of all levels as follows:
7,776 students from 363 secondary schools got Ksh. 45 million.
954 students from 45 universities received Ksh. 8.3 million.
813 students from 146 colleges received Ksh. 6.5 million.
112 students from 34 special schools received Ksh. 805,000 and
686 students from 34 youth polytechnics have benefitted from Ksh. 5.2 million.