By Tobias Chanji and Philip Mwakio
The PS said that there was no excuse for the region to continue performing poorly in national examinations yet it was endowed with natural resources.
"You have the tourism sector which earns the country a substantial amount of revenue. Industry players should be made to support education infrastructure," he said.
He called for an end to the blame games occasioned by poor exam results, adding that there was little that could be achieved if the trend was allowed to continue.
"Teachers, parents and students have a critical role to play to ensure that standards of education and general infrastructure that supports formidable education are in place if exemplary results are to be achieved," ole Kiyiapi said.
The PS, who has announced his intentions to view for the presidency, said he would quit office next month to concentrate on politics.
Making the announcement on the sidelines of a Kenya Primary School Heads Association Coast Chapter conference on the state of education in the region, ole Kiyiapi said he was yet to identify a political party on which to contest the top seat.
He said he was opposed to coalition governments and politics of tribal groupings.
"These do not augur well for a united Kenya."
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