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Former Seychelles president Faure visits Maseno girls school

He is part of high profile delegation attending the Africities Summit in Kisumu.

In Summary

•Faure who is a former teacher advised teachers to remain committed to their work and instil discipline in children to make them responsible citizens in the future.

•He is part of high profile delegation attending the Africities Summit in Kisumu.

Former President of Seychelles Danny Faure when he visited Maseno girls boarding school in Kisumu on Monday/Maurice Alal
Former President of Seychelles Danny Faure when he visited Maseno girls boarding school in Kisumu on Monday/Maurice Alal

Former President of Seychelles Danny Faure visited Maseno Girls Boarding School in Kisumu and urged the pupils to focus on their studies for a better future.

He told the pupils that the best way to transform and make their future brighter was through dedication and hard work.

Faure who is a former teacher also advised teachers to remain committed to their work and instil discipline in children to make them responsible citizens in the future.

“I was once a teacher before becoming the president. You can make it in life through hard work, dedication and focus. Make good use of the opportunity you have to brighten your future,” he told the pupils.

He is part of high profile delegation attending the Africities Summit in Kisumu.

Former President of Seychelles Danny Faure when he visited Maseno girls boarding school in Kisumu on Monday/Maurice Alal
Former President of Seychelles Danny Faure when he visited Maseno girls boarding school in Kisumu on Monday/Maurice Alal

Faure was accompanied by the school board of management chairman Bob Madanji and county government officials on Monday when they visited the school.

The former president, however, did not make any commitment to the school but the management is optimistic that his visit will open doors for future collaboration.

Madanji lauded the Faure for visiting the school to encourage teachers and pupils on matters of education.

“We are very happy and honoured to host you in our school. The gesture shows how you value education and your love for children and teachers,” he said.

School principal Hellen Oginga also commended Faure for his visit saying teachers and pupils were elated and encouraged by his advice.

“We are very happy today because we received a very important guest in our school. He came mainly to greet the girls and teachers. He encouraged the pupils and advised teachers,” Oginga said.

Former President of Seychelles Danny Faure when he visited Maseno girls boarding school in Kisumu on Monday/Maurice Alal
Former President of Seychelles Danny Faure when he visited Maseno girls boarding school in Kisumu on Monday/Maurice Alal

Faure, she said, was very happy to unite with the children and teachers.

“He has told us his history and he was once a teacher therefore he is very excited to meet the children and see their smiles,” Oginga said.

Favour Akelo, the KCPE candidate, said they were happy to host Faure in their school.

“I am excited to meet the former president of Seychelles because it was the first time to get closer to him. I have never even met the President of Kenya. So it was a pleasure seeing,” Akelo said.

She said they welcomed his advice on education and promised to work hard in their studies for a better future tomorrow.

Akelo urged her fellow pupils to remain steadfast in their studies if they wish to have a brighter future.

Teresa Hawi expressed joy for the visit by Faure saying it was a motivation for pupils and teachers.

Hawi, a candidate, told her colleagues that they can be able to become whoever they wish to be through hard work in their studies.

The school has a population of 430 pupils with a candidature of 110 who will sit Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE).

“The class that we have now is a bit weak but we are looking forward to posting good results in 2022 because we have put in place measures to motivate the pupils in their studies,” Oginga said.

The principal said the school is faced with inadequate infrastructure and appealed to the government and other development partners to support them.

In the 2021 KCPE, the school registered 113 candidates out of which 87 went to national school and the rest to extra county secondary schools.

The top girl scored 422 marks with the least getting 298 marks.