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Govt urged to regulate school dropout rate

16 January 2014, 14:48 Samuel Kisika

Nairobi - Gachoka MP and the Parliamentary Budget and Appropriation Committee (PBAC) Chairman, Hon. Mutava Musyimi has called on the government to put in place appropriate measures to curb rising school dropout cases in the nation.

Musyimi noted that the ongoing Form One selection exercise will see almost 200,000 pupils missing admission in secondary schools for attaining low marks thus failing to pursue education.

"There is a decline in the quality of education and standards of public primary schools leading to the realized poor performance of candidates," lamented Musyimi.

"The government should look into the rising rate of school dropouts lacking form one admission by supporting vocational training and increasing funding to counties in the education sector," he added.

He stated that although the government is devoted to strengthening security, infrastructure and other sectors of the economy, it is important to prioritize the education sector to attain varied skills for development.

Musyimi said that as the PBAC Chairman, he will ensure that proper budgetary measures are implemented in all sectors of the economy to enhance the realization of Vision 2030.

In regard to this, he said his Committee will ensure that revenue collected is equitably disbursed and utilized with accountability, support the national lands commission to carry out its functions, and help in implementing more laws to govern the mining sector.

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