Deputy Governor H.E. Prof. Philip Museve Kutima has announced that the county government of Kakamega under the leadership of H.E. Governor Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya is in advanced talks with education stakeholders and leaders from Kakamega County to address underperformance in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations in Kakamega county schools.

The deputy governor who was addressing mourners at Lwichi village, Shirugu Mugai ward, Malava sub county, Kakamega county said the county has in recent years posted very good results in Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations but performed dismally in KCSE. “As a county we are concerned and have to quickly arrest this worrying trend by our young girls and boys in secondary schools,” he said. He cited the mass transfers of Principals and Head teachers from Kakamega to other counties as one of the reasons for this spate of poor results by candidates in the secondary education final examinations. He encouraged parents to invest in their children through education terming it as the easiest way to eradicate poverty in the society.

In attendance was Vice Chairperson of the County Public Service Board Hon. Maxwell Shamalla, Kakamega County Assembly Deputy Speaker Hon. Leonard Soita and Chemuche Ward Administrator Rasmo Murunga among others.