Principal appeals to the political class to rescue needy students

The Cabinet Secretary for education Prof. George Magoha has been urging school heads to spare needy students in sending them home to look for school fees, following cries by parents saying that Covid 19 has stiffened their source of income.

However, many local secondary schools are still receiving small numbers of learners especially the form ones.
At the Immaculate Heart Girls in Saboti sub-county, learners are pleading for help to sustain their stay at school.

Students at Immaculate Heart secondary school in Trans-Nzoia County.

The school principal Mrs Rosemary Bor has called upon leaders and well wishers to intervene and support needy learners.
Addressing Radio Halisi in her office, Mrs Bor said she could not ignore the children since their parents had nothing to offer.

“The children come putting on their former primary schools uniform with no school fees at all.” said Mrs Bor.
“I call upon our political leaders and well wishers to come through for this girls in order for them to fulfill their ambitions and better their parents’ lives and the community at large”.

She further encourages county officials to work in tandem with local leaders in identifying genuine needy students for academic assistance.

Elizabeth Barasa from Maeni Ward in Kimilili constituency, Bungoma county scored 293 marks and her parents are unable to pay her fees, and that she is using uniform that she was given by her principal. Elizabeth’s dream is to become a pilot.

However, her dream may be shattered should she fail to secure help.
Mary Wafula, also from Kimilili pleads for help after scoring 289 marks and dreaming to become a neurologist in future.

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Abueate Macho Wekesa
I am a journalist by choice with passion, ready to serve under any circumstance. I advocate for service for humanity through responsible journalism. Currently, I am working with BK Radio 98.2,Bungoma.