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Parents urged to monitor what children carry to schools

Ugunja Sub County Director of the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), Daniel Otieno has said there is need for urgent intervention by all stakeholders to ensure safety of both learners and teachers by curbing an emerging trend where students carry dangerous weapons to schools.

He also called on parents and guardians to take keen interest in what their children carry to and from schools to curb indiscipline in learning institutions.

He was speaking at Nyasanda Vocational Training Centre grounds in Ugunja town during the disbursement of education bursary by the Opiyo Wandayi foundation. A total of 38 students were awarded school fees cheques worth Sh500,000.

The TSC director said the solution to indiscipline within the educational institutions must start at home, and called on parents not to surrender their responsibility to teachers.

“Guide the children right from home. What is happening where students are going to school with pangas is deplorable,” said Otieno.

Otieno at the same time called on parents to ensure that children had ample time to concentrate on their studies while at home, adding that the current changes in the education curriculum demands good grades for the students to join tertiary institutions.

Speaking during the occasion, the director of The Opiyo Wandayi Foundation, Jacob Ochieng Omondi said the foundation will in future increase the number of the beneficiaries, adding that it was the desire of the founder who is also the Ugunja Member of Parliament, Opiyo Wandayi to have the constituency remain the beacon of education in the country.

By Philip Onyango

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