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Learners’ mentorship programme launched

A cross section of elected leaders from Kisii and Nyamira counties have launched a learners’ mentorship programme in secondary schools geared towards inculcating good virtues to make them responsible

Kisii county Woman Representative Donya Doris Aburi led elected and nominated
leaders, representative of education bodies like KEPSHA, Universities and colleges to sensitise learners on best practices that lead to good performance and good morals.
She was hosting the programme’s first edition and sponsors at Nyamagwa Mixed Secondary Secondary in Kisii Central Sub County.

Ms Donya clarified that the programme will sensitise the learners on the effects of teenage pregnancies, HIV infections and substance abuse among others.
West Mugirango legislator Stephen Mogaka who had also conducted the programme in his area underscored the importance of collectively molding children without discrimination to make them useful in the society.

He commended the Jubilee wing of parliamentarians for agreeing to engage President William Ruto with a view to supporting his development efforts for the benefit of the youths in the country.
Nyamira Senator Okong’o Omogeni noted that the region’s elected leadership was committed to instilling the virtues of hard work, discipline and resilience in learners under the programme.

The Senator scoffed at insinuations that last year’s KCSE candidates from the region who excelled did not deserve the grades terming it profiling of the hard working students’ community.
He alluded to the on-going investigations into the same by a Parliamentary Committee on Education, saying they were ready to defend the candidates’ exam outcome when it visited the region.

“We know our teachers are doing a good job and our students are capable of doing well,” he said.
The Senator expressed concern over such allegations saying there were schools from other regions which had done even better than Gusii region, but only that of Gusii raised eyebrows.

At least eight schools were represented during the event which was also attended by teachers from various schools and Kenya Medical Training College which show various courses that the learners could pursue/Ongaga

By Jane Naitore

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