A joint effort between Nyumba Kumi members and the Senior Assistant Chief Samson Ngetich of Itembe Sub Location has resulted in a pupil who had earlier refused to go to school returning to pursue education. The pupil, a 14-year-old boy of Kaptambuliet Primary School, had left school to ride a boda boda motorcycle citing lack of school uniform. According to the Assistant Chief, the boy was not genuine in his reason for dropping out of school adding he had become unruly. He said it took the concerted efforts between him and teachers to provide moral support and guidance on the importance of education to the boy who yielded and went back to school. He further stated that as per the Government directive that no child who is of school going age should be out of education institutions, he was going to extend the exercise to round up other children who have since dropped out of school. Ngetich said there were certain special cases of children dropping out of school for reasons of early pregnancy adding that even they should go back to school after delivery. The administrator said then there were those who were found to have no reason at all saying bodaboda business had lured boys into the search for quick money while there were those who had involved themselves in drinking alcohol and bhang smoking leading to truancy in schools. He said the trend would not be allowed to continue while advising parents that they would be held responsible if found to be condoning cases of school dropouts.
Source: Kenya News Agency