West-Pokot Governor Prof John Lonyang’apuo has called on education stakeholders to work together and improve education standards in the county. He called on leaders to put aside personal differences and focus their energies on bettering the lives of our future generation through education. He described education as the tool that will liberate the County from the numerous problems it has been facing in the past.
|Governor Lonyang'apuo addressing the audience during the occasion|
“This county is faced by numerous challenges such as poverty, insecurity and diseases, but we can overcome all these through education. Let us work together and ensure every child goes to school; and our schools in turn offer them quality education.”
He was speaking when he officially opened a Stakeholders Conference that brought together leaders, education managers, school heads, teachers union, among others. Also present was the Chief Administrative Secretary Simon Kachapin, MPs Samwel Moroto, Peter Lochakapong, Lomunokol, David Pkosing, among others.
|Education CAS Hon. Simon Kachapin giving his speech|
Hon Kachapin condemned dirty politics in the county terming it as one of the greatest enemies of education. He said the Ministry of Education was working hand in hand with other stakeholders to ensure high quality education in the County.
The County Commissioner asked school principals to work with the government to ensure unrest in schools is curtailed.
MP Lochakapong termed education as an equalizer. “You may see people differently, but education makes the equal.” He called on all stakeholders to ensure discipline is maintained in schools.
Hon Moroto encouraged politicians to work together for the betterment of the county. He said unity is power and it is upon everyone to unite and ensure that development in West Pokot County is fronted. Similar sentiments were echoed by Hon Lomunokol and David Pkosing.
Hon Tomitom called on the government to give priority to girl child education.