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Parents to blame for increase in school dropout rate, chief says

Wednesday October 24 2018

Marioshoni

Pupils in Marioshoni. Chief Samson Salimu blamed parents for for increase in school dropout rate in the area. PHOTO | JOHN NJOROGE | NATION MEDIA GROUP  

By JOHN NJOROGE
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Parents are to blame for the high number of school dropouts at Marioshoni in Elburgon, an administrator has said.

Area chief Samson Salimu said: "Parents and guardians have neglected their roles and responsibilities. Many family conflicts have been reported in my office. This contributes to students’ absence and the increase in number of school dropouts,"

Molo Sub-County Director of Education Joseph Chebor urged parents to take their roles seriously. "A number of parents do not provide basic necessities for their children," he said.

Mr Chebor warned boda boda operators who have been preying on young girls, saying the law will soon catch up with them. Some of the affected primary schools are Marioshoni, Ndoswa Timdolel, Robei, Timoo and Kimonio.