Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa has revealed that he’ll be supporting a Bill to be presented in parliament that seeks to ensure there is a fair distribution of infrastructure funds from the Education Ministry, especially to upcoming schools. Speaking after a meeting with high school principals from across his constituency, the MP said the Bill which will be presented by Emuhaya MP Omboko Milemba is timely since many schools, especially day schools, have been disadvantaged as they receive little yet they deserve more as compared to national schools that have already been developed.
He said the Bill will ensure students benefit from the funds saying it will enable them to learn in a conducive environment as those in national schools. He added that some of the schools in his constituency haven’t accessed the free secondary education funds due to a failure to fulfil the requirements. He affirmed that he’ll be indulging to ensure they access the funds.
However, he called upon the education stakeholders in the constituency to work together with him to improve the education standards. Kimilili Sub County education director George Okoth applauded the efforts of the area MP who promised to sponsor mock examination for the schools to improve the results’ success rate. Kimilili Secondary Schools Heads Association chairman George Nyaranga expressed their commitment to working together to realise the ultimate goal in the end. He said they have identified the needy schools in each ward which the MP will prioritize in his quest to uplift the education standards.