As one way of addressing poor performance in national examinations in Subukia schools, Kabazi Ward professionals and Business community have launched a 5 year adopt a school mentorship program.
The program will see professionals visit 32 schools in the area, meet parents, learners and teachers –with an aim to improve the performance in national schools.
It will be noted that Subukia has been ranked last in KCPE among the 11 sub counties of Nakuru over the last 5 years.
Speaking on Friday during the launch of the program, the Diaspora coordinator Kabazi Ward professionals Mr. Dominic Mwaura said the main aim is to give back to the society by ensuring improved education standards in the area.
“We understand the problems that are going on and we have taken the initiative to come back and assist in improving the education standards through mentorship programs. Our goal is to improve the living standards and the school standards of our children” said Mwaura.
Kabazi Ward MCA Dr.Peter Mbae who is also the patron Kabazi Ward professionals Forum said they took the move owing to the fact that education was key in transforming the society.
He said through the program, the about 200 professionals from Kabazi will work closely with teachers, county education office and other stakeholders to uplift education standards in the area.
“The adopt-a- school mentorship program is aimed at uplifting the education standards in this area. We will work with all stakeholders on the same” he said.
During the discussion with school heads from all the schools in the area, drug abuse, non-supportive parents and school drop outs were cited as some of the challenges affecting the education sector in the area.
Dr.Mbae says they have noted the same and they will work on the plans and mechanisms to address the same.
“We have had discussions on the challenges such as drug abuse, non-supportive parents and school drop outs affecting the education sector in the area and we will commence mechanisms t address the same” said Mbae.
He called on all stakeholders to work closely with the Kabazi Professionals on the same.
This is the first program to be initiated by locals in Nakuru County in a move to ensure education standards are improved in their ward.
PHOTO/Pristone Mambili:Kabazi Ward MCA Dr.Peter Mbae with school heads,professionals and Business communty from Kabazi addressing media on 15th June 2018 after launching the a 5 year adopt a school mentorship program aimed at improving education standards in the area.