Work extra hard, Lusaka urge Bungoma students
Bungoma county governor Kenneth Lusaka has appealed to students both in primary and secondary schools across the nine constituencies in the county to work hard in their studies for a brighter future.
Speaking at Milo boys secondary school, a school in Webuye west constituency during the official opening of the school’s offices Lusaka said that students are the leaders of tomorrow who ought to work extra hard in their studies.
Lusaka told the students that they have an opportunity to write a history of choice and be whoever they want to be in life by working extra hard in academic and co-curriculum activities in order to achieve their very best.
”You must have a vision and know what you want to achieve whether going to a university or a tertiary institute which you should work towards,” he said.
He urged the students to show willingness in studies by performing well in order to get support from parents, teachers, leaders and the many organizations that are out to help bright needy students.
He cautioned them against incidents of trying to cheat in exams saying that if caught they will be punished severely.
Lusaka urged the students to set a target and work towards achieving it saying this will make them to be well prepared to excel with flying colors come November when the candidates will be doing the final exams.
”The best present as a student you can give to your parents is to perform well in your studies and make your parent proud of you,” he told the students.
Lusaka urged parents to ensure they support their students academics by paying their roles as responsible parents.
He said that constant absenteeism by students especially candidates derails the education of the students who miss out on important topics that are taught while they are at home thus leading to poor performance when the examination time comes.
The governor also appealed to teachers to ensure they do their best in the roles of educating the students and shaping their future.
”Teachers are the unsung heroes and must define on how they want to be remembered in the teaching career by helping to form an educated society,” he said.
He said that his government through the ministry of education is committed to support the education of orphans and vulnerable students through bursaries and other foams of help.
The function was attended by ambassador Simon Nabukuesi, Webuye west member of parliament Dan Wanyama and Sitikho ward MCA Martin Wabwile among others.