Parents 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.
According to Eshikulu Boys secondary school principal in Likuyani sub county Mr. James Omaiyo, majority of the students encounter problems while making subject choices in secondary schools thus 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 Omaiyo.
The principal 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 grades and boost the sub county mean.
At the same time, Mr. Omaiyo 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 them in wisdom ways or many of the ways they can be able to support most of the programs, and this has been able to play quite a number faults that many students have not really been committed to the task in doing well in schools because of lack of parental care,” said the Principal.
Eshikuli Boys secondary school is among the best performing schools in Likuyani Sub County and it registered a stunning performance in the 2022 KCSE examination with 164 candidates out of 216 who sat the examinations managing a minimum university entry grades