Bomachoge Chache MP Alfa Miruka has urged leaders to focus and invest on education matters as a way to eradicate poverty .
Speaking at Gakero mixed secondary school during the official hand over of the School bus funded by the constituency kitty, the MP said that education would boost economic growth and hence leaders should work in harmony to promote Schoolsw welfare within the region.
“There is no more powerful link than that between an educated, skilled workforce and sustainable economic development.
“It is an investment that makes sense now for business, for youth and for building more equitable and prosperous societies,” said Mr Miruka.
Mr Miruka said that there is need for proper education and training to be given to young people to ensure they have the relevant skills to succeed in the job market.
According to him the only way community livelihoods could be uplifted was by embracing education.
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“Education yields returns than any investment and helps break the poverty chain among communities, he said
He stated that the bus would be used for education trips and also it would be beneficial to the community at large.
He promised the school dormitory will be completed in the next financial year.
Principal Noah Akali said that the school has improved the mean Grade from 2.9 to 3.97
Mr Akali stated that 2020 expected mean Grade is 5 with the school having total population of 272 students . And 10 teachers employed by TSC with 7 employed by Board of Management
Board of governor’s David Obure said that they support 100% transition of students .
Mr Obure said that with the right teaching staff students will pass.
The school has shortage of teachers, inadequate library, classrooms and laboratory.
They called for more funds to expand the boarding facility.