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Ole Kaparo raise alarm on teachers shortage

14 October 2013, 18:36 Joseph Njung'eh

Nairobi - Former National Assembly speaker Francis Ole Kaparo has raised alarm over shortage of teachers in Laikipia County.

Kaparo precisely mentioned his backyard, Laikipia North constituency, has a shortage of 44 per cent blaming it as a factor contributing to pupils’ poor performance.

According to data from Laikipia North education office, the area is demanding 68 primary school teachers and 16 for Secondary schools to address the understaffing challenge.

There are 26 primary schools with pupils’ population of 7,444 and 154 teachers while there are four secondary schools with students’ population of 1080 and 81 teachers.

Kaparo asked the national government to employ more teachers in the area to reduce some of the challenges facing the education sector.

Speaking at Ol Jogi Primary School over the weekend, Kaparo urged head teachers to ensure children are not going to school as a matter of routine but to study.

He further advised them to first execute their duties and improve performance of their respective schools before demanding pay increments from government.

“First offer the required, quality and standard education to improve performance. You should put efforts in teaching as you do when demanding salary increments from the government,” said Kaparo.

The politician also regretted that pastoralists’ children are still dropping from school due to some traditional practices.

Kaparo however boosted that during his tenure in parliament he built a boarding school, Lentile Hill Academy, in Mukondogo East Division to cater for pastoralists around the area.

“I assisted in putting up a school in Mukondogo which is a very remote area to accommodate pastoral children instead of dropping school when their parents are vacating this region,” said Kaparo adding that the school is performing well academically.

It first accommodated 31 pupils from areas of Samburu, Isiolo and Marsabit Counties who according to 2012 KCPE results, 26 scored more than 300 marks while the rest got more than 250 marks.

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