Ensure all children access basic education, parents asked

Secretary to the Cabinet Mercy Wanjau

Parents have been asked to ensure that their children access basic education and that no child is left behind in matters of education.

The secretary to the cabinet Mercy Wanjau said all children have a right to basic education and that the curriculum is being updated to ensure they acquire skills and knowledge that is relevant for the industry.

She spoke during her thanksgiving ceremony held at ACK St Thomas Cathedral in Kerugoya town, Kirinyaga County, following her appointment as secretary to the cabinet in President William Ruto’s government.

Wanjau said the new Competence Based Curriculum will enable the children to leave school and go into the workplace when they are ready and prepared to take up roles in a responsible way.

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“The government has put measures in place to ensure no child will miss education for lack of fees,” she added.

As a result, she called on teachers not to send children home to collect school fees but instead, both the parents and teachers, should embrace dialogue so they can come up with a mode of clearing the fees balance.

She also said that the Government has negotiated for jobs for Kenyan youth in other countries and that currently there is a request for nurses who are required to go and work in the Middle East and that those with the qualifications should consider going for the opportunities.

Present included, Labour CS Florence Bore, Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga, Kirinyaga Deputy Governor David Githanda, principal secretaries, members of parliament, her family members and members of county assembly among other government officials.

By Asa Maina

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