The government is to blame for giving Coast education sector less priority.
The government has been further criticised for paying less or no attention to pertinent issue raised concerning the Coastal education sector.
Educationist Junaid Feisal says the government ought to prioritise education in the region exactly the way it does in other parts of the country.
He said most of the schools both primary and secondary within the region are in dilapidated state and students lack ample and conducive environment to learn.
He said the government should improve on the infrastructure first so that learners are in conducive environment.
“We are not deliberating on the pathetic infrastructure alone but we are experiencing drastic shortage of teachers,” he disclosed.
Mr. Feisal urged the government to upgrade the Coast education sector so that learners can effectively compete with others countrywide.
“Most of these teachers are still students and are practicing and sharpening their skills by using our children as practical apparatus,” posed Mr. Feisal.
He called on the government to embrace equity when it comes to matters revolving around education.
Junaid’s sentiment comes as most of the Coastal education giants remain asleep even after some were elevated to national level.
However, there has been tremendous improvement within the region’s education sector according to some education players where the region recorded less than ten A’s with Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed and Memon private schools leading the pack.
[Daniel Mangaro of Marereni Secondary school in Magarini Kilifi Sub-County managed an A with 82 points. Photo/courtesy].
Coast education stakeholders are urged to go back to the drawing board so as to salvage the situation.
Junaid has also called for intensive and extensive mentorship programs, challenging parents to always engage their children on matters education.