Written by John Kabaka
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Former Education Permanent Secretary now Presidential hopeful Professor James Ole Kiyiapi (above), has faulted the government for failing to fully fund the Education ministry to deal with illiteracy in the country.
He said that to achieve Vision 2030, illiteracy should first be done away with.
Prof. Kiyiapi made the remarks while addressing KNUT Kakamega East Branch members in Shinyalu Constituency at a function he was the chief guest.
He affirmed that education is a promise that every Kenyan child from any part of the country can use to be whoever they wanted to be.
He urged the teachers who had gathered to pay special attention in ensuring that they impart the relevant and adequate knowledge to the Kenyan children so as to ensure that Kenya has a sustainable, development conscious citizenry in the future.
If he is elected as the 4th president of this nation, he reiterated that his government would ensure that education is fully funded from Primary to Secondary thus allowing the common Kenyan child to access basic and formal education free of charge.
Kiyiapi told the gathering that they need to elect one of their own as the chief executive of this country so as to redeem the image of this country in matters of education.
On a separate occasion where he addressed youth in Kakamega town Kiyiapi advised the youth that they must be serious, disciplined and hardworking so as to achieve their goals in life.
He particularly advised against the use of drugs and alcohol as pointers to the wasteful life the youth have plunged into.
He added that while at the house on the hill, his government would ensure that there is a youth internship sponsorship for one year for all the youth.
Prof. Kiyiapi is seeking the presidency on the Restore and Build Kenya (RBK) party ticket.
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