Basic Education Director launches mop-up exercise to enroll learners to Form 1

Basic Education Director Stephen Baringo addressing JSS students at Talau Primary School. Photos by Hillary Khamati.

The Basic Education Director at the Ministry of Education, Stephen Omogo Barongo, has teamed up with the West Pokot County Commissioner in a mop-up exercise to ensure that learners yet to join high school do so as soon as possible.

Speaking to residents at Talau Comprehensive School, Omogo said that their goal was to mobilize the over 130,000 learners in both Grade 7 and Form 1 to transit to the next level immediately in line with the 100% transition policy.

He asked parents to cooperate with them to ensure that vulnerable and needy learners are brought on board, warning that those who object will be prosecuted.

The Director assured that all learners who turn up during the mop-up exercise will receive full sponsorship to join Form 1.

A section of learners yet to join Form 1 being addressed by Director Barongo.

He urged the residents to accept the Competency-Based Curriculum, saying that its objective was to capitalize on the unique competencies of each individual learner.

Omogo said that Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) was the only way to propel the country’s education system forward, adding that the subjects provided the mindset required to solve modern world challenges.

The Director was accompanied by the County Director of Education Simon Wamae, and the Assistant County Commissioner among other leaders.

By Hillary Khamati

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