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District passes education ordinance

By Vision Reporter

Added 21st February 2007 03:00 AM

The council has passed a law to enforce compulsory Universal Primary Education and to check drop-outs.

By Stella Aringo

The council has passed a law to enforce compulsory Universal Primary Education and to check drop-outs.

The motion to approve the bill was moved by the secretary for education, Immaculate Ilado, during a council meeting at the council hall recently.

According to the ordinance, every parent or guardian shall ensure that all children attend primary school.

It also states that no person shall employ children during school hours and no child shall be compelled or shall willingly drop-out of school.

The law also requires all households to contribute to the improvement of primary education.
It seeks to prevent brewing, buying and selling of alcohol at school compounds.

People who will not comply shall face fines.

The ordinance comes into force two weeks after the district chairperson, Robert Engulu (above), endorsed it.

Kaberamaido has been one of the worst performing districts in national examinations. It was not until last year that it leapt from the second-last to the seventeenth position from the bottom.

District passes education ordinance

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