Equip learners with basic security skills – Gov’t
The government has called on schools to equip learners with basic skills to enable them repel and overcome any security threat that may face them.
Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi said learners should be trained on what to do in case of any security threats.
He said training learners from Early Childhood Development (ECD) to university levels will help equip them to be able to face attackers and arrest other security threats.
In an interview, Kaimenyi applauded Kisumu’s security team on a job well done during the National Drama Festivals finals saying that the team enabled the smooth running of the event.
He also urged Kenyans to uphold values to protect children from vices such as the recent matatu incident that involved high school students allegedly taking drugs while travelling back to Nairobi for their holidays.
The Education CS further called on Kenyans to join in the war against drugs saying that his ministry will train teachers on how to identify and nurture talent in schools so that children can not only perform in class work but also in extracurricular activities such as music.
According to Kaimenyi, ranking of schools was one of the main causes of regular strikes by students. He ruled out any possibility of reinstating the ranking system.
Following a recent fire incident at Stephjoy Boys High School in which three students died, Kaimenyi said the design of doors and windows in dormitories and school buildings should allow room for escape in times of such tragedies.
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