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Monday, 10 March 2014

Sipili Division fetes good education performance

By Robert Eyapan
Laikipia County Governor Hon Joshua Irungu on March 7, 2014 graced Sipili Division Education day. The ceremony which was held at Sipili Secondary school was also graced by Laikipia West Member of Parliament Hon Wachira Karani, Ol-Moran Member of County Assembly Dan Ndegwa and various stakeholders in the education sector. The Theme of the day was ‘Appreciate Education as a spring board to human development’.
Guests were entertained by students from various primary and secondary schools. Cultural dances, poems and drama characterized the entertainment session.
Mr. Ekwe addressing the gathering


Lariak Primary school Head Teacher Peter Kariuki, gave an analysis of primary schools performance in KCPE in the Division while Gichuki J.M, a teacher at Lariak Secondary school gave an analysis of secondary school performance in KCSE.
Kariuki said that most primary schools performed poorly in KCPE exams due to lack of enough teachers and learning equipments.
“Teachers and parents should come up with strategies to make learning institutions a better place for our children,” said Kariuki.
Speaking during the function Laikipia Governor Hon Joshua Irungu thanked parents and teachers for their profound effort in guiding and helping their children in education. Governor Irungu also said that the County government will soon employ Early Childhood Development (ECD) teachers.
”The county government will soon employ Early childhood Development teachers,” said Hon Irungu.
Laikipia West Member of Parliament, Hon Wachira Karani said that more teachers should be employed in learning institutions in order to improve the education standard of schools in Sipili Division. Hon Wachira also said that bursary funds allocation to students from poor background will commence on April.
The Minister of Education sub county level Mr. Ekwe said that poor performance among some schools in Laikipia County was due to poor management, reluctance among parents and teachers to work together, lack of enough teachers and learning materials.
Some of the teachers who received prizes
“Parents and teachers of Ndurumo Secondary School should join hands and come up with firm strategies, which will help improve education standard in the school as it was the last one in Sipili Division,” said Ekwe.
Ol-Moran Member of County Assembly Dan Ndegwa informed those present that he has facilitated the construction of another school at Makutano, through the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) and the school is now operational.
Sipili Division Area Education Officer (AEO), Peter Keru said that the improved performance was as a result of the hard work done by teachers last year.
 “We sincerely appreciate work done by the teachers last year. We need to work harder to register quality grades this year,” said Keru.
Various primary and Secondary schools received awards. Most improved schools as well as teachers who taught subjects that led in KCSE were also awarded. New Dawn Secondary School received a trophy for being the best Secondary School in the Division in KCSE while Shining Star Primary school was rewarded for being the best Primary school in KCPE in the Division.
The best student in KCSE in Laikipia County was also rewarded as well as the most improved schools in the Division.
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