Role of government in supporting learners

Tony Nyamai

Education is universally recognised as a cornerstone of individual and societal success. It serves as a gateway to personal development, economic prosperity, and social stability. To fully realise this potential, it is imperative that the government steps in to support all learners, particularly by alleviating financial burdens and ensuring a robust educational infrastructure.

One of the primary ways the government can assist is by providing financial support to students. Tuition fees often present a significant barrier to education, especially for those from low-income families. By subsidizing or fully covering these fees, the government can ensure that education is accessible to all, regardless of economic background. This not only promotes equality but also helps in nurturing a well-educated workforce that can drive economic growth.


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In addition to financial support, the government should focus on enhancing the quality of education through increased investment in teachers. Adequate staffing is crucial for effective learning. By hiring more teachers, the government can reduce class sizes, allowing for more personalised instruction and better student outcomes. Furthermore, ensuring the safety and well-being of teachers is essential. This includes providing safe working conditions, fair wages, and professional development opportunities.

Beyond the immediate educational benefits, such investments have long-term positive impacts on society. An educated populace is better equipped to engage in civic duties, innovate in various fields, and contribute to a more harmonious and progressive society.

In conclusion, the government’s role in supporting education is multifaceted. By addressing financial barriers and investing in the teaching workforce, the government can lay a solid foundation for a prosperous and equitable society. Ensuring that every learner has the opportunity to succeed is not just a moral imperative but a strategic necessity for national development.

By Tonny Nyamai

Tonny Nyamai is a student at Rongo University.

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