Delocalisation, understaffing, inadequate infrastructure and non cooperation from a section of parents have been cited as some of the challenges that are negatively impacting the education sector in Lugari Sub-County.
Speaking during the Constituency’s Education Stakeholders Consultative Meeting on Friday, education stakeholders decried the high level of understaffing as one of the reasons that have contributed to attainment of low scores by learners in their National examinations.
Kakamega Governor H.E FCPA Fernandes Barasa who was the chief guest at the meeting said his administration will collaborate with members of the National Assembly in improving infrastructure in learning institutions and sponsor students from humble backgrounds to persue tertiary education.
The governor reiterated his commitment towards laying a strong foundation in the education sector through continuous establishment of ECDE centres and County polytechnics which he said, will not only be well equipped, but also have well trained instructors who will meet the student-tutor ratio.
He further revealed that Marakusi County Polytechnic in Lugari Ward will soon be upgraded to start churning out Diploma graduands.
The County boss affirmed that Lumakanda-Panpaper Road was going to be tarmacked in two faces – Lumakanda- Manyonyi (8kms) will be tarmacked in the FY 2022/2023 and the remaining – Manyonyi- Panpaper (6kms) tarmacked in the 2023/2024 FY.
Deputy Governor H.E Hon Ayub Savula called on MCAs and other leaders to rally behind Governor Fernandes Barasa’s government adding that the latter’s first term in office will make it easier for the duo to clinch the 2027 general election due to the massive development that will have been achieved.
Lugari legislator Hon. Nabii Nabwera who organised the meeting said he will establish a Kshs 10 Million fund that will play a key role in motivating teachers and students who show exemplary performance.
Education officials in the Sub-County said most of the teachers who had been transferred to the region have shown lack of commitment since some are demoralised, hence affecting their output in the learning institutions.