Chuka/Igambang’ombe Member of Parliament Patrick Munene has undertaken to support all the girls that were impregnated during the Covid-19 long break and called on teachers and parents to ensure that those missing are brought back to school.
“Information from the Ministry of Education revealed that 311 school pupils were impregnated during the long school break. I urge each and every one to follow up with these children I will support them fully to continue with their studies,” said the MP.
Speaking while issuing various essential items to school heads at the DCs grounds in Chuka yesterday, Munene commonly known as ‘Parto’ reiterated his earlier statement that he is aware of the challenges that children from disadvantaged families undergo and hence his commitment to channel much energy towards the education sector.
“Today I team up with the national government administration and teachers to provide schools with water tanks, school uniforms and face masks as a way of creating an essential learning environment for each and every student,” said the first time legislator.
The MP urged teachers to be reaching out to his office in case of any necessity because he was ready to give a push to the education sector in Chuka/ Igambang’ombe to another level by helping each and every school.
We have started projects in some of the schools, and we call upon teachers from the schools who feel sidelined to come out with proposals of what best fits their individual circumstances, “asserted the MP.
Munene further disclosed that the National Government-Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF) has already issued education bursaries to 2,200 students from tertiary colleges and universities and is looking forward to meeting the secondary school students next week for the same support.”
The MP further revealed that has been offering uniforms to needy pupils through the recommendation of their teachers and is looking forward to providing desks to schools that did not receive some from the government.
Present during the event was the Igambang’ombe Sub-County Deputy County Commissioner Likale Masinjila and his Meru South counterpart Ms. Lillian Cherop who appreciated the MP and National Government’s support to the education sector.
The two administrators further extended their appreciation to the teachers in the area for their concerted efforts to ensure the smooth re-opening of schools in the area besides undertaking to continue giving them all the support they need for sustenance.
Over 20 schools in the constituency benefited from the items with each school receiving two water tanks, one meant for the ladies and one for the gents and sufficient masks for each and every student during this Covid-19 pandemic.
by David Mutwiri