Nyamira County holds first Education Day to reward excellence

Nyamira Governor Amos Nyaribo addresses Education Day congregation.

Nyamira County has held its first ever education day to reward exceptional performers and chart way forward for the county in matters related to education.

At the event, Governor Amos Nyaribo pledged to allocate more funds to Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) and Vocational Training Centres (VTCs) to foster basic and technical education.

He underscored the importance of technical education, noting that it is a key component in enhancing the country’s technological and economic growth and development.

The governor said tertiary institutions produce economic forerunners like engineers, stressing that the country needs more technicians to bolster the economy.

Governor Amos Nyaribo gives the head teacher of Kagwa Primary Peter Nyamweya a trophy for being the best in last year’s KCPE.

Speaking at Nyamira DEB Primary School where the event was held, the governor praised Nyambaria Boys for its sterling performance in last year’s KCSE, suspicions of cheating notwithstanding.

The best performers in both KCPE and KCSE were feted in the event that marked the beginning of annual celebrations of results.

“It is the first time we are celebrating good results. It was due to our collective effort that we achieved this. We will be celebrating every year,” Nyaribo said, adding that stakeholders will evaluate results of schools which performed poorly with a view to improving them.

He asked schools which performed poorly to benchmark and challenged those who did well to maintain discipline and integrity.

“If you score Grade A and have no integrity, you are useless. I urge those who never made it to universities to join VTCs and middle level colleges,” he said.

Prof Monica Nyamwange, who was the chief guest, challenged students to learn to share their challenges to help them excel in national examinations.

“Do not suffer silently. If you are not good at some subjects, share your challenges with teachers and fellow students to get a solution,” she said.

Jane Njagi, Nyanza region Teachers Service Commission (TSC) Director, said the county was fairly staffed, challenging parents and teachers to build the character of youth in line with chapter six of the constitution.


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By Emmanuel Gwakoi

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