NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 12 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has once again advised students to embrace dialogue in solving problems instead of resorting to destruction of property.
Referring to the cases of burning schools, the Head of State emphasised the need for young people to cultivate the habit of following proper channels in addressing issues affecting.
“The best way to resolve problems is sitting down and having dialogue That is one of the reasons there are student councils which are supposed to provide an avenue through which you can air your views,” said President Kenyatta.
He was speaking at State House, Nairobi where he handed over seven buses to six schools and a college.
As future leaders, President Kenyatta said, students should work hard in their studies to acquire the necessary skills that will enable them perform leadership roles effectively.
The President reminded students that as responsible residents, they have a duty to guard against any form of destruction of school property.
By handing over the buses, President Kenyatta was fulfilling a pledge he had made to the educational institutions on different occasions when he visited them. The institutions that benefitted were Chilchilla Secondary School in Kepkelion, Uhuru Kenyatta High School Kabiyet in Eldama Ravine, St. Mary’s Sosio Girls High School in Bungoma, Elburgon Secondary School in Molo, State House Primary School in Nairobi, Wajir Girls Secondary School in Wajir and Kericho Teachers College.
Wajir Girls Secondary School received a special vehicle that can cope with the rough terrain of the County.
The Head of State expressed hope that the school buses would boost the students’ mobility as they go about their learning and extra-curricular activities.
The President, at the same time, urged parents to stop exerting too much pressure to their children by pegging their lives on the grades they get at the expense of good behaviour.
“Our lives are not depended on the grades we get in schools but on God and the good morals we cultivate,” President Kenyatta said.
The President told students to always strive to nurture their God-given talents so that they can be productive members of the society.
“Life doesn’t end by exams, failing exams is not the end of the world but rather it could be a door to another opportunity,” said the President.
The students were accompanied by their teachers and board of governors.
Also present were Governors Benjamin Cheboi (Baringo) and Ken Lusaka (Bungoma), Wajir County Senator Abdirahman Ali, MPs Moses Lesonett (Eldama Ravine Constituency), Abbass Mohammed (Wajir East), Abdikadir Ore (Wajir West) and Abdullahi Mohamed Diriye (Wajir South).