Children, Early Childhood Education and Vocational Training

Establishment of the Committee

The Sectoral Committee on Children, Early Childhood Education and Vocational Training was established on Thursday 27th October, 2022, pursuant to the provisions of the Standing Order 209(1).

Functions of the Committee

Pursuant to the Provisions of the Standing Order 209 (6), the functions of the Committee are to-

  1. Investigate, inquire into, and report on all matters relating to the mandate, management, activities, administration, operations and estimates of the department;
  2. Study the programme and policy objectives of the department and the effectiveness of the implementation;
  3. Study and review all county legislation referred to it;
  4. Study, assess and analyze the relative success of the department as measured by the results obtained as compared with their stated objectives;
  5. Investigate and inquire into all matters relating to the department as they may deem necessary, and as may be referred to them by the county assembly;
  6. To vet and report on all appointments where the constitution or any law requires the county assembly to approve, except those under standing order 202 (committee on appointments); and
  7. Make reports and recommendations to the county assembly as often as possible, including recommendation of proposed legislation.

Subject Area of the Committee

The Third Schedule to the County Assembly Standing Orders provides that the Committee is to consider all matters related to pre-primary education, village polytechnics, home craft centres and childcare facilities; children welfare.

In the execution of its functions, the Committee is assisted by a Clerk Assistant who is a non-partisan officer, i.e serves all members of the Committee and representatives of all parties equally.

The Clerk Assistant performs his or her duties and responsibilities under the direction of the Committee and its Chair and guided by the relevant Laws. As an expert in parliamentary procedures, practices and Rules of the Assembly (Standing Orders), the Clerk Assistant may be requested to give advice to the Chair and members of the Committee should a question of procedure arise. The Clerk Assistant is the coordinator, organizer and liaison officer for the Committee and as such will be in frequent contact with members. He or she is also responsible to invite witnesses and to deal with all the details regarding their appearance before the Committee.

The Clerk Assistant provides a wide range of specialized administrative services for the Committee, in particular, the organization of Committee meetings and the publishing of documents on the Committees’ website.

The Clerk Assistant provides authoritative, substantive, and timely research, analysis and information to all members of the Committee. He or she is the Committee’s institutional memory and is unique resource for Members.

The Clerk Assistant provides briefing notes on the subjects being examined; detailed study plans; lists of proposed witnesses; analyses of an issue with a list of suggested questions; background papers; draft reports; news releases; and/or formal correspondences.

The Clerk Assistant assist Members in preparation of legislative proposals or amendments to Bills. At various stages of the legislative process, Members may propose amendments to bills. Amendments may first be proposed at the Committee Stage, during a Committee’s clause-by-clause review of a Bill. Amendments may also be proposed at the Report Stage, once a Bill returns to the Assembly.

# Document Title Document Date Document Type Download
1 Report of the Sectoral Committee on Education on the 2nd Induction workshop held from 27th to30th March, 2023 26th April, 2023 Report
2 Report of the Sectoral Committee on Education on the Proposed Partnership with Kenya Institute of Special Education (KISE) 21st March, 2023 Report
3 Report of the Sectoral Committee on Education on the Joint Induction Workshop with the Education Sector held from 13th to 18th Dec, 2022 in Mombasa County 21st March, 2023 Report
4 The Second Report of the Sectoral Committee on Children, Early Childhood and Vocational Training on the Vetting of Chief Officer Nominee 23rd December, 2022 Report
5 The First Report of the Sectoral Committee on Children, Early Childhood and Vocational Training on the Induction Workshop held from 14th to 17th November, 2022 6th December, 2022 Report
6 The report of the sectoral Committee on Children, Early Childhood and Vocational Training on the Financial Procedures, process of Budget Making and Budget Documents Retreat Held from 10th to 13th December 2018. 26th February, 2019 Report
7 The-Report-of-the-Sectoral-Committee-on-Children-Childhood-Education-and-Vocational-Training-on-Site-Inspection-Visit-to-Seven-Schools-on-20th-February-2018 26th June, 2018 Report
8 Report on the Inquiry into Alleged Transfer of the Nairobi Early Childhood Education Teacher Training Centre to Nairobi Milimani Secondary School 6th October, 2020 Report
9 Vetting Of The Chief Officer Report Education Report
10 Scanned Report On Kiwanja Polytechnic Report
11 Report Status Of Umoja ECD Report
12 Report On Vetting Of Chief Officer Report
13 Report On CGHU Primary Report
14 Members And Mandate Report
  1. Meeting with County Executive Committee Member for Talent, Skills Development and Care to deliberate on the proposed Sector Budget Estimates for the FY 2023/24  – 13th June, 2023 at 12.30 p.m. in the Committee Room Five (5), Assembly Wing, City Hall Building;
  2. Consideration and adoption of the Committee Report on the proposed Budget Estimates for the F 2023/24 – 14th June, 2023 at 12.30p.m. in the Committee Room Five (5), Assembly Wing, City Hall Building.
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