MP advises parents to guide their children in career choice

Kangundo MP Fabian Kyule (in suit) holds a cheque with some parents June 3, during issuing of bursary cheques to college and university students outside NG-CDf office. Photo: Gastone Valusi

Parents in Kangundo Constituency have been advised to offer career guidance to their children so that they can undertake marketable courses that lead to gainful employment.

Area MP Fabian Kyule who is also a lawyer said some parents were still pushing their children to pursue teaching courses at a time when the country had a surplus of teachers and the government was unable to absorb all of them.

Kyule who spoke on Monday June 3 during issuing of bursary cheques to college and university students outside NG-CDF office near Kangundo town said the medical field was still understaffed as compared to other fields and urged parents to consider guiding their children accordingly.

The lawmaker observed that students spent time pursuing courses such as Political Science, Chemical Engineering, Actuarial Science and many other degree courses which were not very marketable in Kenya.


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Kyule said the politicians in Kenya were not those who had studied politics and degree courses such as Chemical Engineering were suitable for developed countries.

“It is not good for a parent to struggle to educate their children only for the children to remain jobless because of poor career choices,” said Kyule.

He said while the Ministry of Education was offering all courses, it was upon the parents to advise their children to choose appropriate courses.

He disclosed that there were many more unemployed teachers in Kenya currently and others were still pursuing the course in colleges and universities.

“At the moment there are so many unemployed teachers but we are still advising our children to choose teaching because that is the job we know to be readily available,” the lawmaker said.

The MP said each individual must take personal responsibility to develop economically in order to develop the economy of the entire nation.

By Gastone Valusi

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