By Andanje Wakhungu
Lugari MP Nabii Nabwera has sponsored top students from schools drawn from his constituency in what has been dubbed as the second village creaming programme where a total of 600 candidates assembled at Friends School Kivaywa and Arch Bishop Njenga girls respectively for the academic mentorship workshop on how best they can attain quality grades.
Addressing the students, teachers and members of the County Assembly during the launch, the MP who was the chief guest said education was the only best tool leaders can give to the young generation to enable them to overcome future challenges.
“As the older generation, we are living our time and we have nothing much to give, but you, the young generation have everything to achieve through education and that is why we are here to assist you excel in the coming examination so that you can be ready to circumvent life’s challenges, we are sure that by the time you leave here, you will have learned a thing or two on how you can pass your emanation and get the good grades”
He advised the candidates to have a positive mindset, ready, self-drive and the determination to achieve good grades just like other candidates sitting for the same exams in well-established learning institutions countrywide.
The MP injected Ksh. 3.5 million into the programme, he assured them that he was ready to pay fees to all top performers who managed to attain quality grades of (A and A-). He has already taken it upon himself to sponsor the 2022 top sub-county student, Collins Ndege who scored an A- of 75 points by paying for his Egerton University education.
To show my sincere love for education, I promise you that am ready to cater for your education as long as you make our sub-county proud by giving us quality grades, it does not matter which family you come from, that should not bog you down, you give me quality I pay your fees in full. I am happy that the number has risen to 600 and we hope with this kind of motivation you, we will be able to achieve our target”
Nabwera also confirmed that he will be awarding the top girl and boy from the week-long mentorship programme which came to an end last Saturday.
The Lugari constituency academic advisory committee chairman Dr. Jaluo Murunga acknowledged the efforts the MP was putting in place to steer education to the next level. Chekalini MCA Titus Kwoma asked the candidates to focus on their grades. We are optimistic that this training is an eye opener to our academic improvement and it is going to be a game changer in our sub county’s performance.
His Lumakanda Ward counterpart Bernard Wanyonyi Mulama supported the initiative the MP was running and said as a county assembly member they will also support education programmes through bursary issuance to students. Chevaywa ward MCA Balex Pius said the programme was a game changer in the sub-county education sector and should be given all the attention it deserves.
The host principal of Kivaywa school Bernard Wamanga assured the other principals that the students were in safe hands and would be catered for fully as the institution had enough infrastructure for the exercise.
“We as Kivaywa and who knows the value of education are taking this exercise with the very seriousness it deserves and since we are a center of excellence we are better placed to host this event and we hope at the end of it we will have impacted positively on our candidates”.
The Matete sub-county Kenya secondary school (KESSHA) association chairman Erick Keya and his Lugari counterpart Mr Makokha have called on the Ministry of Education through the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) to lift the ban on mocks to allow schools and candidates able to gauge their performance.