West Pokot Governor Calls on All Stakeholders to Support Education

Speaking at Chesta Teachers Training College, Lomut where he graced the graduation ceremony of 188 graduates, H.E Governor Simon Kachapin has called on all education stakeholders to support education in all aspects to enable every child in the county access it to the fullest.

While congratulating the graduates, Governor Kachapin stressed the need for all students, even those in far flung areas to attain quality education as they all have equal chance.

“Education should never be a privilege reserved for a few but a fundamental right accessible to all,” said the governor.

Out of the 188 graduates, 54 of them underwent a one-year training program on Competency-Based Curriculum while 103  underwent a two-year teaching program.

He said that his administration will fully support infrastructural development at the college to enhance learning environment and opportunities for the students at Chesta TTC.

He also pledged to ensure that all students from high schools to colleges will have access to bursary to enable students to stay at school and increase transition rates across all educational levels.

Chief Principal/ Secretary BOM Duncan Okwaro highlighted key development strides the college made since its establishment. He noted that the college continues to see growth, with an increased enrollment each year where currently the college has a student population of 618.

“Education is not the preparation of life, but life itself.” Noted the Principal.

He called on the National and County governments to support the development of the school.

MP Peter Lochakapong, Area MCA Jacob Toung’ole, Masol MCA Wilson Chekeruk, Weiwei MCA David Moiben, Jane Talan (Tambach TTC), Mrs. Ruto (Kaimosi TTC), Mrs. Achungo (Kericho TTC), Mr. Otieno (Bunyore TTC), Patricia Nandi- ELCK Chesta Girls High School among many other officials from the education sector and county were in attendance.