Govt To Run 5-Year School Feeding Program In North Rift

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Govt To Run 5-Year School Feeding Program In North Rift
Govt To Run 5-Year School Feeding Program In North Rift

Govt To Run 5-Year School Feeding Program In North Rift

The National Government has announced that it will implement a five-year school feeding initiative to assist primary and secondary schools in North Rift regions prone to insecurity.

Adan Duale, the Defence Cabinet Secretary, stated that his Ministry will provide annually food supplies through Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) camps to all affected schools, as well as renovate classrooms and create boarding facilities in Chesitet primary school, Kositei primary school, and Kapedo Mixed secondary school in Tiaty West sub-county, Baringo County to ensure the retention of students.

Duale, who was flanked by Governor Benjamin Cheboi, County Commissioner Stephen Kutwa, and Area MP William Kamket, spoke on Thursday during an inspection of building projects in the three schools where renovations are scheduled to be completed by the end of August this year.

He expressed concern that the enrollment rate was quite low due to insecurity, citing the case of Chesitet primary school, where there were only 87 students.

The CS also urged parents to ensure that more children are enrolled in school, as it was their right, and that government was devoted to ensuring that banditry-prone areas of Baringo North, Baringo South, and Tiaty East and West sub-counties would benefit from the school feeding program to ensure that the children receive an education.

To prevent loss of life, the CS stated that mothers and children were eligible for health services in the Chesitet KDF compounds.

“Criminals will not be given treatment in the KDF camps and I want to urge every residents to surrender any illegal firearms as we plan to deploy National police reservist to help in maintaining security,” Duale said.

As in other sub-counties, Cheboi stated that the county government would hire more Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) teachers to be deployed in these institutions to ensure that students receive a quality education.

William Kamket, the MP for the Tiaty constituency, praised the CS for the assistance and added that they would work together to ensure enrollment and retention rates of children so that they could benefit from the school nutrition program.

John Apotole, the headmaster of Kositei Primary, extolled the ministry’s efforts to renovate classrooms, construct additional classrooms, dormitories, and abolition blocks, and provide food for the students so that they could enroll more students.

Govt To Run 5-Year School Feeding Program In North Rift

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