Schools told to enrol more students

The governor of Uasin Gishu County Jackson Mandago has called on secondary schools to increase enrolment of students.

He said schools, particularly those in his County need to increase annual enrolments for it gives a platform for academic nourishment, besides saving parents the troubles of scouting for schools.

”Our schools need to continue increasing numbers of students. We need up to four or five streams in every school because the national government is the one in charge of establishment and expansion of structures in each institution,” said Mandago.

He noted that every beginning of the year, parents travel for long distances looking for schools, for their children, only to end up  disappointed when distanced schools decline to enrol their children due to unwarranted such as lack of space.

“The national government is the one tasked to expand, upgrade and establish structures in schools. So school managements should not worry about classes, spaces and other amenities because government will provide,” said Mandago.

Speaking during a fundraiser at Loreto Girls, in Matunda, Turbo, the governor pledged to personally follow up for Sh3 million from the Ministry of Education, to be used on establishment of the school’s modern science laboratory at the institution.

A total of Sh4 million was raised during the Sunday funds drive.

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