Eldoret has received an educational boost after Nova Pioneer Schools agreed to construct a multi-billion school in the town.

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Speaking during the groundbreaking ceremony at Annex on the outskirts of Eldoret town on Monday, Christopher Khaemba co-founder and director of the school said it will be one of its kind in the North Rift region.

"We are constructing an ultra-modern education complex at a cost of Sh1.6 billion and we are expecting it to be completed by September," Khaemba said. 

The project is a partnership between Nova Pioneer Schools and Local Authorities Pensions Trust (LAPTRUST).

"The project which sits on a 20-acre piece of land will have boys secondary school and girls school in one compound but functioning semi-autonomously, with separate classrooms and administration blocks for the two categories," noted the schools' co-director.

The school will also have modern classrooms set-up with technology that enhances learning, boarding facilities as well as grounds for sports and clubs activities.

Speaking during the ceremony Uasin Gishu governor Jackson Mandago welcomed the investment and promised to accord them the support they need.

 "We are committed to creating an environment that favours investments. It has always been our priority that Eldoret remains the best investor-friendly hub where investors are free to put their money in,” said Mandago.