Education stakeholders in Busia County strategise on the way forward
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Ministry of Education today held the stakeholders meeting to come up with strategic plans to improve the education system in Bunyala District within the time bound by the year 2017.
The aim for the meeting was have stakeholders from various organizations to give views and ideas on the way forward on improving the education standard in Busia County, most particularly Bunyala as the area mostly affected with poor performances.
The District Education Officer Mr. Mourice Jayoro stated that the Ministry of Education has organized such stakeholder meetings around the country for each District to come up with the way forward of solving education matters in their own style.
Head of Council of Teachers for Bunyala District, Mr. Francis Mukuna stated that as a District they needed to come up with a credible document to lift the District as matters of education are a matter of concern to all the stakeholders. He went on further to state that the factors affecting the education in Bunyala were politics, where some of the politicians use powers to control school management, poverty level in the District making some parents not to pay fees for their children, social culturals that involves much participation in night leisure during/ after burials leading to pregnancy and school dropout on girls, ecological/ environmental , where the District is affected by flood, heat and diseases like STD, T.B, etc.
Mukuna also wanted the stakeholders to examine the failures of the past, present then circumnavigate the challenges so that in the coming few years they have already re-evaluated the education standard in the region. “We also need to apply mechanisms that can fit in Bunyala and relate with the system that is being used all over the country,” added Mukuna
Mr. Jayoro keenly said that the department of education in Busia County is organizing a workshop with secondary teachers from five Districts which will be held in Busia town to develop strategic plans for improving education system in the County.
KNUT Chairman Busia County Mr. Mark Otieno urged the local leaders, parents and teachers to put politics aside and concentrate on school management as the only way to improve the school performance.