Effort launched to send students back to school in West Pokot

An open air 'classroom' in West Pokot

An officer from the county commissioners Mr Sylvester Munyasia said the operation which is targeting a total of 32,000 students will be carried out in four phases with each phase targeting 8, 000 learners across the county

By The Weekly Vision Online

The county security team in West Pokot County in conjunction with the ministry of education has launched an initiative that is aimed at ensuring all students who have dropped out of school are brought back to class.

Area county police commander Joel Kirui said the operations which will incorporate the services chiefs are geared towards the realization of the government’s policy of 100% transition and retention of learners in school.

“We are calling on parents and guardians who are withholding their children at home to cooperate and let them get back to the class failure to which we will drag the learners out of their homes,” Mr Kirui after a meeting with stakeholders.

The chairman of the Kenya Primary Schools heads association KEPSHA in Kapenguria who is also the headteacher of Nasokol primary school Cecilia Ngige urged parents and guardians to prioritize the education of their children

The police boss fired a warning to parents or guardians who intend to play a cat and mouse games with law enforcers to get ready to face the legal consequences since they will be prosecuted for various charges.

An officer from the county commissioners Mr Sylvester Munyasia said the operation which is targeting a total of 32,000 students will be carried out in four phases with each phase targeting 8, 000 learners across the county.

“We are calling for cooperation from all the stakeholders since our target is to improve education standards in the county. The government policy requires all children to get basic education,” said Mr Munyasia.

The chairman of the Kenya Primary Schools heads association KEPSHA in Kapenguria who is also the headteacher of Nasokol primary school Cecilia Ngige urged parents and guardians to prioritize the education of their children.

“I urge all parents to seriously take into consideration the education will guarantee your children a better future. Let us all ensure that we educate them to make them better citizens,” said Mrs Ngige.

Residents of Lokirimo called on the government to offer them job opportunities so that they can be able to meet the cost of school fees for their children who have been staying at home owing to a lack of finances.

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