Youths have been urged to use this free time to apply for jobs online instead of being used to post propaganda and insults. While addressing mourners in Mihuu ward, Webuye East, Education PS Amb. Simon Nabukwesi said it’s sad to see young people online everyday posting controversial material on social media sites instead of looking for jobs.
He cited a case where a section of youths blew up Covid-19 infection numbers in Friends School Kamusinga and Kimilili Boys High school and Kolanya Boys High, which made parents panic. He clarified that despite the different figures, only 13 FSK students and 7 at Kimilili Boys had tested positive for the virus and are in isolation at the Webuye Isolation centre. He said such spreading false information causes anguish among parents, and that people should be careful what they post online since it could be used against them during job interviews.
He added that in a few days the Ministry of Education will advertise 100 slots for higher learning scholarships in Hungary and urged youths from Bungoma and Western at large to apply. He further assured Webuye East residents that the government is in the process of constructing a technical college, pointing out there is a parcel of land set aside at Magemo for the project.
On her part, Mihuu MCA Violet Makhanu sensitized residents on the dangers of Covid-19, saying it’s real and deadly. She said six Bungoma MCAs are in isolation and appealed to residents to observe the infection prevention regulations.