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Kenya: Educate girl child, Bondo residents Told

Posted by African Press International on April 17, 2013

  • By Maurice Alal, API Kenya

The residents of Bondo District of Siaya County have been told to educate girl child just like the boy child to enable them have a bright future.

Surveys done by API on girl child education shows that most of the girls are not given ample times to study as compared to boys thereby making their life miserable.

The report indicates that out of 100 children only 20 are girls attending learning activities due to various factors such as early pregnancy, domestic chores and inadequate time to them.

This is a move which educationist in the area are now worried about prompting a call to parents in the community to promote education to all children.

Speaking during a prize giving ceremony at St. Mathews Sironyo Academy which excelled in the last year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams in the County, the school’s Director, Jackstone Akelo flanked by Mrs. Caroline Akelo said most of the parents usually ignore girl child education hence ruining their future.

“Many a time girls are given a lot of domestic chores such as washing utensils and clothes, cooking fetching water and firewood among others that deny them opportunity to go to school like boys,” Akelo says.

He added that St. Mathews Sironyo Academy produced the best candidates in Siaya County with top students admitted to Mangu Boys High, Pagani Girls and Kenya Girls High respectively expressing confidence that the school will top in this year’s exams across the Siaya County.

“Any child is very important. Therefore as parents you must ensure your daughter or son gets the basic education if you want their future to be bright,” Akelo said.

The Director further challenged the government to improve the education sector by hiring more teachers to meet the huge demand across the country.

Akelo however commended the government for allowing children who have given birth to continue with their education terming it the greatest achievement in the education sector aimed in transforming lives of Kenyan child.

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NB: Photos by Maurice Alal.

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