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Employ more teachers, govt urged

23 April 2013, 14:31 Mwangi Karanja

The Secretary General of the Kenya National Association of Parents Musau Ndunda has urged the government to prioritize employment of more teachers.

Addressing stakeholders at Kitale school on Saturday, Nduta said that it was absurd that the new government was focusing on laptops yet the country does not have enough teachers and those already employed are yet to receive ICT training.

“We want to put this point clear that as parents we support the move by the government to equip class one pupils with laptops, but teachers should be trained first before the initiative is implemented,” he argued.

He said that more teachers would help scale up standards of education in the country.

Ndunda also said that the examination Council should first focus on registering students who are in their final year than increasing anxiety among standard seven pupils and form four candidates.

On the issue of holiday tuition, Ndunda urged the government to come up with legislation that would shade more light on the issue since the existing law threatens prospects of slow learners.

He reiterated that it was erroneous for the ministry of education to do away with tuition and yet more that more than 50% of students who sit the national examinations in the country fail.

He said that the government should seek ways of helping slow learners adding that extra classes so they can be on a par with their classmates.

“It is shameful that our children continue to fail in their examinations. Stakeholders in the sector should thrash out the issue before coming up with clear legislation to address the menace once and for all,” said Ndunda.

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