- He said that it is wrong for anyone to claim certain roles come within or out of purview of National or county government saying that such reasoning and argument would not help uplift education.
- He spoke on Thursday during the Inauguration of the newly constructed Tawfiq primary school in Waberi ward that has been constructed by the CDF.
Garissa Township MP Dekow Mohamed has said it is the responsibility of both the national and county governments to promote education in the country.
He said it is wrong for anyone to claim certain roles come within or out of purview of either National or county government adding that such reasoning and argument would not help uplift education.
He spoke on Thursday during the Inauguration of the newly constructed Tawfiq primary school in Waberi ward that has been constructed by the CDF.
Dekow who was accompanied by both national and county officials said that all stakeholders have a responsibility to play in setting up a proper foundation for children in matters education.
“Honestly from where I sit, this discussion that has been advanced by a section of leaders that certain functions should either be run by the national government or county is neither here nor there,” he said.
“What is there is that we are all leaders elected by the people and both national and county governments are working for the same people. So let us all strive to set up a proper foundation for our young ones.”
He said the NGCDF is committed to further enhancing the School by adding more classrooms and infrastructure in the next financial year.
He said that it was important to continue improving the ECDE sub-sector in terms of infrastructure, personnel, play and learning resources noting that it was only by doing so that their full potential could be realized.
He called on parents to take their parental responsibilities seriously by ensuring that they take their children to school.
He said he will continue to work closely with other leaders to ensure that no child is denied the right to education as enshrined in the constitution.
Elias Abdi, director general basic education, was also in Garissa to undertake massive enrolment drive exercise of PP1, grade 1, grade 7 and form 1 students said the government was keen on ensuring all children are in school.
“We are appealing to the parents in the entire country to ensure that all their children at those levels are enrolled in school. We want to make it clear to the parents of this country that basic education in this country is free,” he said.
“So if you are a parent wherever part of the country that you are and you are keeping a school-going child at home please know it is an offence. The Government through the national government administration officers will take action against such parents,” he said