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Parents urged to take education seriously

Parents urged to take education seriously

Busia

Wednesday April 4, 2024

KNA by Salome Alwanda

The Cabinet Secretary for Education Ezekiel Machogu has urged parents to take their children’s education seriously.

Speaking during a visit to St. Paul’s Amukura Secondary School on Wednesday, Machogu said that the government spends almost 30% of its budget on Education.

The government has allocated shs. 650 million to support the education sector this year, emphasizing the importance of education for children. Stating that the government has employed 59,750 teachers adding that last week Kshs.35 million was disbursed to schools.

The CS further stated that exemplary performance stems from hard work and sacrifice from parents, teachers and students. Fortunately, Machogu said that the government has opened other avenues to ensure that students who fail to proceed to the university can access Technical and Vocational Training Institutions.

The government is set to provide 100 desk top computers and a digital laboratory to Okame Technical Training Institute. Whereas, he further stated that students who have technical skills will have job opportunities within the housing project that has been created by the government.

The president has partnered with Germany, a country that has allocated 250,000 job opportunities for Kenyans. Furthermore, the official also disclosed that President William Ruto has sent shs. 10, million for the renovation of the school’s infrastructure adding that another Kshs.10 million will soon be added to support the institution.

Teso South MP Mary Emase expressed determination to reclaim the lost glory of the schools in the constituency like St. Paul’s Amukura, St Monica Chakol Girls, Kolanya Girls and Kolanya boys. Thus, “Very soon we are going to meet with the school principals and work on performance,’ she said.

Lastly, Emaase promised to work closely with the relevant stakeholders and the Ministry of Education to ensure that all schools within the constituency record improved academic performance.

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