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Teachers plead with government not to scrap school feeding programme

Teachers plead with government not to scrap school feeding programme

Turkana,

Monday May 27 2024,

KNA by Ngasike Ezekiel and Peter Gitonga

The National Assembly’s proposed 2024/25 budget may lead to the absence of school feeding programme beneficiaries in Turkana.

Turkana county KNUT Secretary Peter Ewaat has decried the government’s intention to scrap off this Programme citing that most schools in Semi-Arid areas like Turkana depend mostly on food which triggers their interest for learning.Ewaat said that pastoralists move in search of pasture and water with their children.

The Feeding Programme therefore provides learners an avenue to be comfortable in any learning environment because their basic needs are well catered for.

According to Ewaat, removal of this programme may lead to an increase in school dropout cases because most families in Turkana have a problem providing basic meals to learners.

He pleaded that the government together with other stakeholders should help in funding the programme for sustainability of learners in schools.

The feeding Programme in Turkana and Other Semi-arid areas is very important because it provides suitable conditions for learners to finish their studies.

Courtesy; KNA

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