Government is keen on ensuring 100 per cent transition of pupils from Primary Education to secondary schools, in order to ensure that every child gets the full benefits of secondary school education.
Speaking in Mwingi Central after meeting more than 200 local administrators from the seven Sub-counties in Mwingi, Eastern Regional Commissioner, Evans Achoki, directed them to ensure government policies are felt positively at the grassroots. He ordered them to ensure no child remains at home after completing primary education.
“You are government eyes and ears on the grassroots level, the government is keen in making sure 100 per cent secondary school transition happens and hence you must ensure that is possible in your administrative area,” said Achoki.
Achoki told the administrators that the Kenyan Constitution recognizes the need for basic education for all children under the Bill of Rights and hence it’s the duty of local government administrators, to ensure every child gets basic education.
Education Act 2013, stipulates that any parent who is Kenyan or whose child resides in the country, must enroll them for primary and secondary education.
Universal Access to Basic Education policy was introduced and adopted in Kenya in 2018. The policy seeks to ensure all children enroll in primary schools and complete their secondary school education, with a 100 per cent transition rate.
Achoki asked the local administrators to encourage enrolment of vocational training colleges, as these institutions provide skills for global competitiveness.
He urged the local administrators to report teenage pregnancies and school drop-out to relevant government authorities for action.
Achoki who is inspecting different government projects in Kitui County was accompanied by Rioba Mbogai Kitui County Commissioner and Kitui County Police Commander, Leah Kithei.
By Charles Matacho