DP Rigathi Gachagua issuess stern warning teachers against sending home Junior Secondary School (JSS) learners.
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has sent a strong warning to teachers not to send Junior Secondary School (JSS) students home for lack of uniform saying they will face the sack.
Speaking on Wednesday at Kajiado North Constituency’s Enoomatasiani Primary School, Gachagua stated that all pupils should be permitted to continue their education up till they have the funds to purchase a new uniform.
“Any teacher sending JSS children away from school because of lack of uniform or desks will be disciplined,” Gachagua warned.
The DP said the money had been disbursed to schools to fully support the rolling out of the Competency-Based Curriculum including the JSS curriculum.
“The Ministry of Education has released adequate capitation for JSS, primary and secondary schools. No teacher should send any child home. The children must be allowed to learn,” he emphasized.
Gachagua visited the Constituency to launch various development projects including the JSS lab at the Primary School.
He also launched the construction of the Matasia (Silanga) Irrigation Project which will serve thousands of residents in the area. The DP also broke the ground for the tarmacking of Ngong-Kahara Road which will catalyze economic activities in the area.
The DP said the government’s focus remains on development in every part of the country for Kenyans to realize better lives.
He asked lawmakers engaging in premature succession campaigns to stop saying it is an insult to Kenyans who voted for them to craft ways to improve their lives.
“This is not time to politick. It is insensitive and an insult to the people of Kenya to talk about succession ten years from now. This is the time to work for the people of Kenya. All leaders should stop their talk on succession and focus on serving the people,” he said.
Further, Gachagua said the only conversation permissible right now is on more roads, higher electricity connection, improved schools’ infrastructure and better water connection among other forward-looking initiatives.