Parents and guardians in Lugari Sub-County have been urged to ensure they keep their children in schools since the academic calendar has limited time.
The Sub-County Kenya Primary Schools Heads Association Chairman Andrew Tobias Omusale says it is disappointing where some parents ask their children to stay at home by involving them in farm work, a situation he described as detrimental to their learning.
Omusale who termed the academic calendar as one of the shortest, called on the parents to cooperate with teachers by sending them to school for easy syllabus coverage.
“I know the rains are here and you want them to assist you in planting and weeding but please let them go to school because there is limited time for them,” said Omusale
KEPSHA chair however, faulted parents who have completely ignored investing in their children’s education. He said education is the only hope for children as it will unlock different avenues in their lives.
“We don’t have anything valuable other than investing in these children,” he said.
Omusale was convinced that teachers were aware of short academic calendar dates and were determined to complete the syllabus within the period.
He also asked the residents to elect leaders who are willing to invest in education because it forms the basis of development.
“It is a political season so let us elect leaders who value education,” he advised