By TCD REPORTER.
Prof. Philip Kaloki has called on Makueni people to embrace the National government’s directive to have 100% transition from primary to secondary school this year.
While addressing residents during a church service at Kiembeni AIC Malivani yesterday, the Professor of economics asked parents and guardians to play their distinct roles and ensure that all children who sat for KCSE exams this year join Secondary school.
He added that every child has a right to Secondary education and that right should not be taken away.
He also requested them to consider returning the girls who had dropped school due to teenage pregnancies back to school. “Give your daughters a second chance in the classroom, having a child at a early age doesn’t mean they can’t achieve their academic goals.” said Kaloki.
The Ministry of education and the provincial administration last week launched a nation wide crack down to track students who have not so yet joined secondary school after sitting for their KCSE.
The Makueni gubernatorial aspirant later attended a Mass at St. Peter Kitoto Kalawa where he acknowledged there is dire need to empower the youth by offering them basic education.
He further asked Church leaders to continue uniting leaders in the region.