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NCCK calls for reforms in Central Kenya

17 May 2013, 13:13 Wangui Joseph

National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) has expressed concerns over the declining levels of education in Central Kenya.

Central Regional Chairman Hiram Githaiga said it is disturbing that education levels have fallen significantly in Central, adding that quick interventions should be initiated to contain the situation which might render negative consequences to the society.

“We are calling upon all County governors to take the matter seriously since the devolved government will need well qualified and motivated human resources for development to take place,” said Githaiga.

Speaking in Nyeri on Friday, Githaiga said the national government must also take it as its mandate to oversee education so as to identify why Central residents are not giving education weight.

The man of the cloth said education must be relevant to the people and the interventions projected must be aimed at sensitizing parents to take their children to school.

“The goal of the interventions must be to sensitize parents to take children to school while at the same time ensuring that the education offered meets market needs,” he added.

He further articulated the Council’s concerns that nominations in various Counties within the Mount Kenya region were not conducted in the proper manner since some seats were offered to people who do not matter.

Githaiga revealed that in some areas, persons with disabilities were replaced with fully abled persons.

“We call for immediate corrective measures by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). As church leaders, we shall present petitions where such remedial action is required,” he stated.

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