Boy child education endangered
27 March 2012, 13:40
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A survey done in Bungoma County has revealed that most young men in
informal business popularly known as boda boda are school drop outs
leading to a decline in the number of the male in schools.
Aggrey Namisi the Secretary General of Kenya National Union for Teachers
(KNUT) in Bungoma East stated that girl child education has been given
priority in the country since the call for‘gender equality’: this has
contributed to the rise in the number of girls in schools versus the
boys in the region.
“In secondary schools last year,
the candidates registered for the Kenya Certificate for Secondary
Education(KCSE) ,the girls were 1,581 above the boys who were 1,526
while in primary schools, the registered candidates for Kenya
Certificate of Primary Education(KCPE),the girls were 2,723 above the
boys who were 2,606,” stated Mr.Namisi.
This statistics, he
said, are evidence enough that if no action is taken towards boy child
education, then sooner or later the number of educated men will drop.
is a call for alarm because if many boys resort to dropping out of
school in search for easy money then in future there will be no educated
men from this region,” said Mr. Namisi.
Speaking on the same
issue, the District Commissioner Bungoma East, Mr. Adan Gedow, called
upon the parents to cooperate in ensuring that there children go school
and report any cases of students dropping out of school for the
government to assist.
“Parents should be on the forefront in
promoting education and if there is any assistance they need they can
report to my office,” said Mr.Gedow.
“Education is key and in this
era no one can do without it, and so I want to urge the people of
Webuye to place education as their first priority in life,” said
The DC also urged the politicians and other members
of the public to leave politics out of the education sector and work
together towards supporting all the leaning institutions.
leave politics out of theeducation sector, politics will not develop
that sector but instead will bringus down,” said Mr.Gedow.
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