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KUPPET: Streamline the current syllabus

24 August 2012, 14:01

Meru County Kuppet Executive Secretary, Julius Mbijiwe is calling on the Ministry of Education to streamline the current syllabus in Primary and Secondary schools so that it can comply with the school learning system.

Speaking to reporters  Meru, Mbijiwe said that as long as the syllabus was overloaded there will always be a demand for tuition since by the time the term ends the syllabus will not be complete.

He said there was nothing wrong with tuition since it was all for the benefit of the student and pupil adding that it is the parents who demanded for tuition since they wanted their children to excel in performance.

He said the current system of education demands that students and pupils receive tuition and said it is only with the passing of the Education bill by Parliament  that tuition can be scrapped and discarded.

Mbijiwe said the old system of education had no tuition demands and yet students and pupils excelled in performance.

He said teachers and pupils all need adequate rest during the holidays adding that tuition demanded that they spend more time in school than at home resting during school holidays.

Meanwhile, the Executive Secretary is calling for strengthening of the Guidance and Counseling department in schools to curb increasing incidents of drug abuse among the students.

He said the problem has become rampant and since students spend more of their time in school, there is need to urgently  re activate the guidance and counseling department  whereby students can be counseled on the dangers of abusing drugs and alcohol.

He said all drinking outlets and bars that are near schools should be closed down since these are the areas where the young people source their supply of drugs.

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