Parents at Olgirra,Kajiado South sub-county, have been urged to abandon all inadequate traditions leading to the abandonment of school by their children. Moranism being the leading cause of school dropouts in the area according to the school administration has lead not only to a decrease in number of male pupils in upper primary,but poor performance in National Examinations too.
Speaking at Olgirra Primary school after launching two classrooms constructed by the county government, Kajiado County Deputy Governor, Paul Ntiati said it is very unfortunate that pupils are leaving school for such traditions. The Deputy Governor urged the parents and pupils to embrace education saying real moranism is found in education and in good performance.
Ntiati also said the county government has so far constructed over 200 classrooms across the county and urged the parents to make use of the modern facilities being put in place by the county government. The Deputy Governor said their government is determined to kick out illiteracy in the county.
Olgirra head teacher Mrs. Magdalene Mbae said some of the male pupils drop out on reaching class seven to become Morans. Mbae added that upon follow ups on the students and attempts to bring them back to school most end up performing badly in exams.
Speaking at the same function Kajiado South Mp Katoo Ole Metito urged the pupils and teachers to put in more effort saying it is unfortunate some high schools in the area cannot take from primary schools they share a compound due to poor performance.
The County Executive Committee Member -Education Richard Parsitau also speaking during the launch said the county government has also put up polytechnics to create opportunities for people to acquire skill that encourage self-employment.