KES 400m for extra curricular activities in schools
20 August 2012, 05:31
All schools countrywide are set to benefit from an additional KES400 million kitty for extra curriculum activities.
Speaking recently at a Meru School during the official closure of this year’s National music festivals, the Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka announced that every child will receive KES.43 to enable him or her participate fully in extra curriculum activities in the next financial years.
Kalonzo also called for more allocation of the funds saying the money may be barely enough owing to the introduction of free primary education and Day Secondary schools programmes.
Speaking during the 86th edition of the National music festivals, the Presidential aspirant also called on students across the Country to embrace peace and national cohesion through music and drama.
He said the students are viable tool for passing the message of peace and unity to achieve a cohesive society.
“We recognize this year’s music festivals theme of ‘Consolating National Unity and Cohesion’ we believe this message sink in our minds as we gear towards the general elections,” said Kalonzo.
After presenting several trophies to the best schools, the Mwingi North MP said that the performances were the largest event in the world where more than 97,000 students participated.
Kalonzo noted the participation of different students from different Counties in the country highly promote domestic tourism.
He urged the Ministry of Education should localize the events by hosting them in local schools not only prominent institutions to promote social and economical growth.
The Vice President also called on free, fair and transparent elections to avoid more chaos as prevailed in 2007-2008 post elections violence.
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