Kenya Secondary Schools’ Association (KESSHA) chairman Mabonga Kongoni who is also the principal of St Kizito secondary school has urged students who were not able to join university after their secondary education to enroll in technical institutes to gain knowledge to help them secure jobs.
“I want to ask parents having students who sat for their KCSE examination that failed to secure entry grades to University to join technical colleges and get the knowledge that will help them get self-employed,” he said, lauding the government’s move in supporting the technical institutes in the country.
He added that Bumula constituency has so far received two technical institutes that offer all technical courses.
The Unionist revealed that the building of technical institutes in the region has changed the face of Bumula where residents can now do business around institutions and increased the value of the land.
“Before this technical institute was built here nobody was doing business, even the area didn’t have electricity connection but with the coming of technical institutes, the lives of the residents have changed positively,” he noted.
On National Examinations, Mabonga asked school heads to ensure that candidates are given ample time to do their examination.
He asked area MP Mwambu Mabonga to continue building more classrooms saying that due to Competency Based Curriculum and 100% transition, Bumula needs more infrastructures.
Bungoma Woman representative aspirant Rebecca Masibayi said if the residents elects her in the coming general elections she will support Education in Bungoma schools adding that she has enough experience in the Education system.
“I want to ask Bungoma residents to vote for me as the, I want to assure that if given the chance I will use my experience to help students in accessing education,” she said.
Bumula Sub-County Deputy County Commissioner Hadia Salim asked schools to stick to the examination rules to ensure that no student is caught in examination cheating.
“National examination is set to start next week. I want to ask school heads to ensure that no exam irregularity is reported from my area of jurisdiction,” she said.