Students in public learning institutions and Secondary schools have been called upon to stop destroying their buildings and instead, maintain high standards of discipline and integrity.
This call was made by the Permanent secretary of the Ministry of Education Dr Kipsang Belion, in a past function where he appealed to all students both in secondary schools and higher learning institutions to uphold discipline and distance themselves from acts of arson.
Speaking at Olessos Technical Training institute during the 5th graduation ceremony that was presided over by the Cabinet secretary EAC/Labour Hon Phillis Kandie, Belion insisted that students should be mentored and brought up in a disciplined manner urging parents be keen in guiding their kids on the importance of discipline.
He said that destroying institutions is like destroying their future and that of the next generation adding that it is high time to take back religion to schools to assist built the characters our children.
This call comes amid time when arson cases are growing rapidly in secondary schools due to speculations on the tight rules being upheld by the ministry of Education as away of bringing back sanity in the ministry and taming exam irregularities.
On the issue of Technical Education, the Principal Secretary revealed that the government has set out plans to expand the technical facilities countrywide.
A total of 650 Diploma and certificate students graduated from the institution with different courses.
On the other hand, the principal Alphonce Misoi appreciated the contribution made by the Ministry of Education, science and Technology by providing financial support in terms of development grants.
He applauded the efforts by the ministry in provision of HELB loan which has assisted the needy students to continue with their studies.
“Now students from economically challenged families can face the future with a smile,” he said.