On Thursday 29 March, 2018 the incumbent Kitui County Governor Charity Ngilu decried of the poor perfomance the county has been registering in the national examinations for the past years.
In addition to that,she called for concerted efforts to help reverse the trend and improve the county position in the overall counties ranking index nationally.
Ngilu expressed her concern over recording of poor exam results in Kitui while she was addressing the forum of Directors of Private Schools in Kitui County where she was the Chief Guest among other distinguished guests.
Concerning that matter, Ngilu promised to convene a consultative meeting soon between the private and the public sectors to discuss on various measures that can be applied to improve and propel forward the overall performance of Kitui County in the national examinations.
“Kitui would have been at the tail were it not for the role of private schools.Kitui was ranked last in the three adjacent Ukambani counties and among the bottom 10 counties countrywide,” Governor Ngilu said.
Ms. Ngilu was flanked by the County Minister for Education Hon. David Kivoto ,County Director for Education Ms.Julia Komunga,Chair of Kenya Private Association Ms. Mutheu Kasanga and Mr. Martin Malonza,the chair of Pattington and Associations in Kitui County.
She assured the Education Direcors present that the county Government will do what it takes to partner with them to enhance the national performance in KCPE and KCSE examinations.She also challenged the Direcors to consider opening the private university in Kitui so as to lift the standards of education.
Ms. Ngilu also called upon the Directors to instill discipline and moral values to their students .
“Discipline has been overlooked for far too long in pursuit of passing the examinations,” Ms. Ngilu added.
The Governor also urged the education stakeholders to welcome the concept of ‘Buy Kitui,Build Kitui’ that welcomes buying of the school uniforms,shoes and other schools necessities from Kitui firms.
Governor is also rolling out a massive skills development for women and the youths in preparation for county’s industrial take off which is expected to set off soon.