11 February 2013

Kenya: I'll Improve Education - Mwaboza

Former Kisauni MP Ananiah Mwaboza launched his bid for the parliament at the weekend with the promise to improve education standards. Mwaboza, who vying on a URP ticket, said he will push for the reintroduction of public school inspectors.

Speaking at Black Cobra Grounds in Mwandoni, Mwaboza said the responsibility of running schools cannot be left to teachers alone.

"Parents should also take up their responsibility at home. They are the first teachers. That is why children learn the mother tongue first," he said.

Mwaboza linked insecurity in the area to the high number school drop outs and early pregnancies. He said the drop outs end up abusing drugs because they are idle.

"It is these drop outs who are in most cases involved in criminal activities," said Mwaboza. "They are pulled to drug abuse because they are vulnerable to manipulation."

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