Board of management from Webuye West sub-county schools both primary and secondary have been sensitized in a one-day workshop about good parenthood organized by the Ministry of Education in partnership with the National Parents Association. Addressing during the workshop at Matulo friends church in Webuye West constituency, National Parents Association Bungoma County chapter chairman Mr. Nyongesa Watulo said the workshop was aimed at addressing issues affecting schools and how parents and school management can get solutions especially to curb the menace that has affected more schools more so in Bungoma County where school unrestin was experienced.
Watulo appealed to parents to make sure they support school programmes apart from providing guiding and counseling to their children so that they can give more attention to their education. He was quick to add that parents have an important and special role to play in the education sector but pointed out that some have failed to perform their duties and left them to teachers which should not be the case. On his part, the education ministry led by Mr. Abraham Kemeli said many schools in Bungoma county are experiencing early pregnancies from school-going girls adding that there is a school which has around twenty cases of pregnancies, something he said is not good and a lasting solution must be found.
Apart from pregnancy, Mr. Kemeli added that drug abuse has found itself in schools and affirmed that this is affecting both day and boarding schools and said those who are in the business of selling the very same drugs live in the community and some are known to parents yet the parents have kept quiet while their children are being misdirected. He implored on parents especially those in school management to work closely with the ministry of education and the security operatives to curb the ongoing criminal acts of selling and usage to drug abuse.
Parents appreciated and hailed the Ministry of Education and National Parents Association for the workshop which they said was an eye-opener to what is happening in schools and how it should be addressed and promised to create more meetings in the future with other parents to sensitize them on the importance of good parenting.