Lamu, KENYA: Primary school teachers in Lamu county have received special training to enable them be in a position to adequately prepare their pupils for this year’s KCPE exams.
Over 100 teachers took part in the training exercise that was sponsored by the World Wide Fund for nature-WWF at the Lake Kenyatta primary school in Mpeketoni on Tuesday.
The training specifically targeted teachers from marginalized areas of Lamu County including Pandanguo,Basuba,Moa,Mkokoni,Kizingitini,Siyu and Faza in Lamu East.
Speaking at the event, the WWF Coastal Kenya Programme Education for Sustainable Development Officer Asma Awadh said for millennium development goals to be achieved in the country and in the counties, there was need for locals to seriously embrace education.
Awadh called on teachers to ensure they complete the syllabus early enough in order to give students adequate time to prepare for their final exams.
“We have held this particular workshop to bring together teachers from all over Lamu county and train them on how well they handle and deal with students productively and help them prepare well for their KCPE exams,”said Awadh.
National Examination Facilitator and Curriculum Developer at the Kenya Literature Bureau Stanley Mukhwana said the biggest contributor to poor national exam results in Lamu was the scarcity or lack of trained teachers.
Muhkwana called on the national government to employ and deploy more teachers to public primary schools in Lamu County in order to effectively cater for the growing number of students in the institutions.