Church to sponsor girls who performed well in KCPE
05 January 2015, 15:26
Vihiga - The African Divine Church will fully sponsor the education of 20 girls who performed well in last year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations.
The church’s Archbishop John Chabuga said that the girl child in the region was still neglected and thus the need for the church to come in and sponsor them with the secondary education.
“The church has embarked on building a strong base for its youths so that they can be of technical use in the future. This can only be achieved through offering them with quality education,” said Chabuga.
Chabuga said that the church has initiated over 71 institutions including technical centres to offer practical skills to the youths.
He asked the government to come in and solve the teachers’ strike impasse to make sure that learning commences without disruptions as students prepare to go to schools Monday.
He said that it will be unfortunate if students will go to schools after the long holidays and find that learning is not taking place, as their teachers will be on strike.
The clergy called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to call for urgent talks with teachers and other civil servants who have threatened to strike so as to solve their issues.
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“The government should listen to both sides that have presented their issues and solve them. If the parties entrusted with solving the impasse cannot do it, the President should come in and help learners to resume their studies uninterrupted,” he said.
Chabuga said that all citizens regardless of their ethnic community should enjoy peace, love and harmony in the New Year.
"We want the government to spearhead the peace initiatives in the country which will be supported by the church fully," he said.
He called on the formulation of better security laws that will incorporate governors who are at the grassroots level so that the insecurity vice is defeated.
He further asked the national government to support devolution and made more independent so that it can be felt at the grassroots level properly.
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