Vice-Presidents wife Mrs. Pauline Kalonzo has called on parents and guardians to ensure that children get proper education. Mrs. Kalonzo challenged the students to ensure they get the best marks in order to be able to compete with other counties.
She noted that it is important for more professionals to be trained so that the county gets enough specialists, who will assist in fast tracking development in the region
The Vice Presidents wife made the remarks today during the Education and Prize Giving Day 2012 for last years K.C.P.E. and K.C.S.E Performance for Schools at Katheka Primary School in Kauwi Zone, Kitui West district, Kitui West Constituency in Kitui County where she was the Chief Guest.
The Zone has 10 Public Schools, 3 Private Schools, 10 Public Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres, 4 Private and 6 Secondary Schools.
She called on students to maintain the spirit of determination so that they can achieve better grades in their examinations.
Work hard and dont accept defeat but strive to lead, the Vice Presidents wife added.
Mrs. Kalonzo called on Kenyans to support the less fortunate children so that they complete their education.
She assured that the Kalonzo Musyoka Foundation will continue supporting bright students who cant afford fees up to the university.
Mrs. Kalonzo called for motivation of teachers so that they are encouraged to perform even better in their teaching profession.
On Politics, the Vice Presidents wife called on leaders in the region to remain united and stop using abusive language when addressing public rallies.
Mrs. Kalonzo commended the professionals in the area for organizing the occasion in order to support the schools in the area.
In attendance were Area Member of Parliament (MP), Mr. Charles Nyamai, Former Cabinet Minister, Mrs. Nyiva Mwendwa Kitui West District Commissioner, Mr. Paul Waweru, former MP, Mr. Francis Nyenze, Kitui West DEO Mr. Peter Njuguna, representatives of KEPHSA and KESHSA, Principals, Headteachers, Parents, Teachers and other Education Stakeholders among other guests.
Later, Mrs. Kalonzo donated food stuffs and beans for planting this season.