Parents urged to steer their children’s careers
Parents in Lugari Sub County have been advised to heavily invest in the education of their children and as well guide them to pursue subjects relevant to their envisaged careers.
Speaking to www.westfm.co.ke the sub county Secondary school head teachers’ caucus chairman, Mr. George Wekesa said majority of the students encountered problems while making subject choices in secondary schools ending up pursuing abhorrent careers.
“Parents should look at ways on how they can advise their children in terms of choice of the subjects in liaison with teachers, mostly teachers push students to pick certain subjects but unfortunately some parents are not well informed about their children’s carrier choices,” said Wekesa.
The chair said students needs to know the core subjects that includes English, Kiswahili, Mathematics, Biology and Physics which he listed as some of the subjects that were able to determine the kind of course a student can take at university or higher colleges of learning.
He said with proper subject selection students will be able to pursue their education to the end without any difficulties adding that besides helping in their carrier choices it will go a notch higher in helping them get better grade and boost the sub county mean.
At the same time, Mr. Wekesa decried lack of parental care from most of the parents attributing it to the poor results witnessed in most of schools within the sub county.
“Parental care among the parents within our sub county is also wanting, parents do not really support their children when they are in schools, they leave them to do things the way they so feel like without coming close to them to support,” said the chair.
Mr. Wekesa who is also the principal of Holy Family Musembe mixed day secondary school, which is ranked among the best performing in the sub county, advised parents
to ensure equal opportunities were availed to their daughters to enable them effectively compete for available job opportunities with their male counterparts.
He chided that it will be a waste of time for some parents to be contented with their daughters reaching the fourth form but pointed out that they should be allowed to join tertiary institutions and ultimately universities.
“With the current system of devolved governments, it will be pertinent for parents to bequeath their children with education to ensure that they effectively fitted in the new dispensation,” he said.