A clergy has challenged political leaders in to ensure all children from vulnerable backgrounds who sat this year’s KCPE have equal access to secondary school education.
Speaking during an ordination ceremony at Kautine Church of Igembe Diocese, the African Inland Pentecostal Church of Africa (AIPCA) Church Bishop Jacob Inyingi noted that there were so many children who performed well in the area but they might fail to join schools of their choice due to lack of fees.
“Our sub county posted a very good performance in this year’s KCPE examinations with so many children scoring good marks. It will be shameful if the children fail to join schools of their liking because their parents can’t afford fees,” noted the Bishop.
He appealed to all elected political leaders to reach out to all needy children from their areas, citing that the government has allocations meant for bursaries.
“As a church we are appealing to our MCAs, MPs and the county government to swing to action so that all our children have access to secondary school education,” he urged.
The clergy observed that many children fail to continue with their education because of failure to raise school levies such as lunch money for day schools.
He stated that as a church they shall join the government in ensuring that there is 100 percent transition rate from primary school to secondary school through creating awareness on the need for education.
“The only way to have a sustainable future generation is by giving them education irrespective of their family backgrounds,” said the man of the cloth.
Meanwhile, a girl who scored 350 marks from St. Martins Kiolo Primary School in Antuambui Location of Igembe North sub county is appealing for well-wishers to enable her join form one next year.
Kendi Joy Ntolithara said she wishes to become a doctor in case she completes her secondary education.
Kendi has been under the care of her grandmother who she says has done best to see the girl through her primary school education.
She is appealing for wellwishers to come to her aid since the father of the granddaughter is not known and the mother’s whereabouts cannot be traced.
By Richard Muhambe