Kalonzo urges dialogue in schools

August 2, 2008 12:00 am

, MBEERE, August 2 – Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka has asked school administrators and teachers in general to set aside time for informal dialogue sessions with students.

Musyoka said such meetings would allow students a free atmosphere to air their grievances without fear of punishment.

"Let us give them an opportunity to bring of their chests anything disturbing them, that way they won’t have to burn dormitories to get our attention," Musyoka said.

He decried the recent wave of school strikes and destruction of properties, terming it as a worrying trend.

The Vice President was speaking at Kiambere School Complex in Siakago constituency, Mbeere district on Friday during the handing over of the school’s projects which were renovated by a Non Governmental Organization (NGO), the African Child at a cost of Sh3.5 million.

He assured individuals and organizations involved in charitable work that the government would support them and facilitate their operations.

At the same time, Musyoka appealed to the Kenya Power and Lighting Company to write off a Sh2 million debt owed to it by the school in the spirit of corporate social responsibility.

The Founder of the African Child, Julie Solberg said the NGO was committed to providing the less fortunate children with education that would secure their future.

Solberg urged parents to support the efforts by involving themselves with the educational progress of their children.

The area Member of Parliament, Lenny Kivuti promised to give priority to education.


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