Students sing, dance on new syllabus, census and pension

Maralal High School students perform at the Rift Valley region music festival. [Kipsang Joseph, Standard]
Drug abuse, the new Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) and the anticipated 2019 population census featured prominently in the Rift Valley Regional music festivals in Nakuru.

Afraha High School, Langa Langa and Nakuru Day Secondary schools are hosting the festival that has attracted more than 100,000 learners from Early Childhood Development Education centres, primary and secondary schools as well as technical institutes.

The students sang praise for the new CBC for nurturing talents and molding all-rounded individuals. They called on Kenyans to embrace and fully support it.

Lady Anne Delamere Secondary School had the new curriculum in their dance, praising it for giving every student a chance and nurturing learners’ potential.

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Kabarak High School presented a choral verse about this year’s population census, outlining why it is important for all Kenyans to participate.

The festival organisers lamented about low participation of boys in the festival, saying it was largely dominated by girls.

The festival, which ends on Saturday, June 29, has for the first time brought on board Technical and Vocational Education Training institutions. Winners are expected to proceed to the national festival at Kabarak University in the first two weeks of August.

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In Western Kenya, students sang about embracing the culture of saving as the first phase of the region’s music festival ended on Wednesday at Kaimosi Friends University College in Vihiga County.

“When one eventually dies, what remains behind is what they saved for their loved ones, which is the most important thing,” recited students from Syombe ACK Primary School.

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In a poem titled “Gala,” students from Moses Mudavadi Primary School Mululu pleaded with their parents to help them enroll in saving plans.

Kivaywa Primary School emerged top with their poem “Ndugu Mwema” in the category sponsored by the National Social Security Fund (NSSF).

Vohovole Primary School’s song titled “Malipo ya Uzeeni Yakukuza (Social security fund helps you grow)” encouraged more Kenyans to enroll in NSSF.

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