Parents urged to visit children in schools to monitor their progress


Mombasa, KENYA: Civil rights groups in Mombasa have urged parents to pay constant visits to their children at school in order to get a basis on the teachings they receive in school.

Speaking to Baraka FM on Tuesday, Tom Ng’ar the project manager of Coast Women In Development (CWID) said parents have not effectively played their role instead that role has been given to the teachers in schools.

The activist attributed violent extremism amongst children to parents paying little or no attention to their them.

He added that parents have not reserved ample time with their children back at home.

“Parents have no time with their kids at home as they are always busy searching for economic gains.” Tom said

Ng’ar said parents have busy schedules during the day making it difficult for them to sit with their kids.

On the other hand, the president of the Mombasa Youth Assembly Ali Sudi claimed that even after 60 years of independence, some of the youths in this country have been ignored and have no access to quality education.

Sudi further said that the youths are the backbone of this country but their interests have not been taken into keen considerations.

“Some of the youth have even dropped making it difficult for them to fulfill their dreams,” Sudi said

Mombasa County has been adversely affected by the rise of extremist groups amongst the youths with claims that students join the groups.