Ol Joro Orok MP Michael Muchira has reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to ensure children access quality and affordable education.
Muchira said this is evident with the huge funds disbursed from the National Treasury through various channels to the education sector.
He was speaking Tuesday at Silibwet secondary school in Gathanji ward, when he disbursed National Government Constituency Development Fund (NGCDF) bursaries worth Sh 20 million to 7,000 beneficiaries.
The Legislator asked parents to take their roles in educating children noting that some were shying away from their responsibilities.
Although the government is meeting day secondary school fees, the parents should shoulder the responsibility of catering for school uniforms and feeding their children, Muchira said.
He attributed the poor performance of students in national exams in the area to parents’ laxity in taking their responsibilities seriously.
The first term MP urged parents to accord their children an enabling environment to study and asked them to refrain from over burdening them with household chores.
Today, the world has become a global village that requires competitive individuals and this cannot be realised if you deny your children conducive environment to learn, he noted.
Muchira said he will push for the increase of the NGCDF kitty to benefit more students with more funds.
University students who applied for the bursaries received Sh 5,000, Tertiary institutions Sh 3,000, Youth Polytechnics 2,000, boarding and day schools Sh 4,500 and 2,000 respectively.
Speaking during the same occasion, area Assistant County Commissioner Aliyare Hassan asked parents to support the Government in its efforts to provide education to Kenyan children.
Source: Kenya News Agency