By Wycliffe Andabwa

The Cabinet Secretary for Education, Ezekiel Machogu, has called on parents to prioritize their children’s education, emphasizing the significant investment the government makes in the sector, allocating nearly 30% of its budget to education. During a visit to St. Paul’s Amukura Secondary School, Machogu highlighted the government’s commitment to education, with a budget allocation of Sh650 million this year. He underscored the importance of education for children, mentioning the employment of 59,750 teachers and recent disbursement of Ksh35 million to schools.

Machogu attributed academic success to the collective effort of parents, teachers, and students, pointing out that the government has created opportunities for students to access Technical and Vocational Training Institutions if they are unable to proceed to university. Additionally, the government plans to provide 100 desktop computers and a digital laboratory to Okame Technical Training Institute, with job prospects available in housing projects for students with technical skills.

Highlighting a partnership with Germany, Machogu revealed that the country has allocated 250,000 job opportunities for Kenyans, demonstrating ongoing efforts to create employment opportunities. He also disclosed a contribution of Sh10 million from Deputy President William Ruto for refurbishing school infrastructure, with an additional Ksh10 million forthcoming to support the institution.

Teso South MP, Mary Emase, expressed determination to revitalize schools in her constituency, including St. Paul’s Amukura, St. Monica Chakol Girls, Kolanya Girls, and Kolanya Boys, aiming to enhance academic performance. Emase pledged to collaborate with school principals, stakeholders, and the Ministry of Education to promote improved educational outcomes across all schools in the constituency.

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