Njoro Sub county Director of Education Sammy Kagiri has called on parents to ensure there is education transition for their children from ECD all the way to higher institution of learning for a better society.
Speaking in Njoro on Thursday during the second graduation ceremony of Njoro College of Professional Studies, Mr.Kagiri stated that the Ministry is committed on the same and that parents should also play a key a role.
According to Kagiri no child is a failure and therefore parents should make sure after class eight or Form four those children who do not make it to higher institutions of learning can enroll for short courses in various accredited colleges.
“When our children go through primary and secondary schools we are eager to know where they are placed in higher institutions. But some parents when a child gets D, D- they term that child as failure which is not the case. My appeal to the parents is that allow this children to enroll for courses at certificate level, then diploma and then Degree or even PhD” he said.
The education officer appealed to colleges within Njoro Sub County such as Njoro College of Professional Studies to start more cases in order to meet the needs of the students population in Njoro owing to the fact that most students in the area are forced to travel to Nakuru town seeking such.
While noting that majority of the graduates from Njoro College of Professional Studies were ECD teachers, Mr.Kagiri called on them to ensure they register with Teachers service Commission in order to be absorbed by the county governments.
“It is paramount that you register with TSC so that you can benefit from Counties who are in charge of ECD and employment of tutors” he said.
His sentiments echoed by the Director Njoro College of Professional Studies Dr.Samuel Maina Muthee who stated that as a way of giving back to the society, the college will be introducing half scholarship as from June where students will only pay half the fee.
He called on parents to make good use of the opportunity and ensure education for all.
“We have started new courses apart from ECD because we saw a need and in June we shall be offering half scholarships. I call on parents to make good use of the opportunity” he said.
Area MCA Zachariah Kahiro who is also an alumni of the college having studied Community Development challenged the students to study with a focus on creating jobs rather than being employed.
PHOTO/Pristone Mambili: Njoro Sub county Director of Education Sammy Kagiri (left) and Njoro College of Professional studies Director Dr.Samule Maina Muthee during the 2nd graduation ceremony held at Njoro AIC secondary school.