Ward Educational Day held in Embu county

A File Photo of Embu Woman Representative Jane Wanjuki

Embu Woman Representative Jane Wanjuki has promised to sponsor a motion in the National Assembly to look on the welfare of the boy child.

She says this can solve obstacles they face and enable them pursue their dreams without being forced into child labour.

“Many boys drop out of school in the county to work in Miraa farms therefore I urge parents and the community to become actively involved in the education of their children instead of leaving that role to teachers,” she said.

Speaking during the annual Ward Educational Day held at Ugweri Primary in Embu County, Wanjuki also said the reintroduction of corporal punishment in schools will help to end schools unrest that is being witnessed.

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Runyenjes MP Eric Muchangi who attended the function said the ban on gambling machines by the Interior Ministry has bore fruits as students now have enough time for private studies.

The Educational Day was started by a group of alumni from Kagaari South Ward in Embu County after their former schools performed poorly in the 2016 KCPE.

Through the Kagaari South Reformist Forum Facebook group, the youthful professionals, identified the involvement of children in miraa farming and trading, gambling and early marriages as some of the contributing factors to the poor results.

They also identified poor infrastructure in schools and staff shortage as contributors, and engaged the Education ministry and Teachers Service Commission, culminating into improvement.

According to the group’s founder, James Muriithi, they now sponsor a common exam for the 15 schools and fete top performers and best teachers in each subject.

Embu Director of ECDE Jeremiah Wanjau and area MCA Robert Ireri are also involved in this noble mission.

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