Teachers laud State for enforcing Mututho rules
By KARANJA NJOROGE
Teachers from Central Province say Government efforts to control alcohol consumption in the region have started to yield positive results in the education sector.
More than 100 head teachers meeting in Nakuru lauded the Government for enforcing the Alcoholic Drinks and Control Act 2010, saying abuse of alcohol had posed a threat to education in the area.
Besides providing conducive learning environment, the new rules, popularly referred to as the ‘Mututho rules’, have restored sanity among youths in the Province.
Speaking to the Press at the end of a week’s heads conference, Murang’a South Region Secondary Schools Association Chairman Peter Macharia urged parents and the local administration to join hands and eradicate alcohol in school neighbourhoods and among students.
"Reduction of alcoholism in the community will help reduce student drop-outs as well as contribute to country’s development," he added.
Mr Macharia challenged parents and teachers to intensify guiding and counselling in their institutions to prevent the youth from falling prey to temptation to engage in crime and drug abuse.
Before the advent of the Mututho rules, Murang’a County was among the areas in Central Province worst affected by alcohol abuse especially among the youth.
Macharia said guidance and counselling in schools would ensure more primary school students transition into secondary schools.
The Association’s secretary Solomon Mwangi said the workshop was also aimed at sensitising the teachers on the new Constitution.
The occasion, which brought together teachers from Murang’a County, recognised top performing principals, who delivered speeches on the secret behind their success.
One of the principals, Florence Ngarari of Kamahuha Secondary School, said schools heads should put more focus on teachers’ and students’ discipline if they are to realise good results.
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