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Inomo Sub County to Fine Parents Keeping School Going Children At Home

Tom Yile, the Inomo Sub County Speaker says that they have resolved to fine parents 80,000 Shillings who are still keeping their children at home.

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Inomo Sub County leaders in Kwania District have launched an operation to arrest and fine parents who refuse to send children back to school.

Last year, the government reopened schools for candidates and semi candidates. This is after education institutions were closed following the outbreak of the covid-19 pandemic.

At Aninolal Primary School out of 115 pupils, only 78 have reported back to school. At Akorimor primary school, 40 learners have returned, out of 64, Onywal Onote primary school has received only 34, out of 145 primary six learners, raising serious concerns among the leaders.

Tom Yile, the Inomo Sub County Speaker says that they have resolved to fine parents 80,000 Shillings who are still keeping their children at home. He says that a team comprising of sub-county leaders is already set in all the 72 Villages within the Sub County to identify parents who are still keeping children at home.

//Cue in: “Onwongo ni ikom …

Cue out: …miyo community service.”//

Translation: “Out of the nine primary schools in the Sub County, only 20% have reported back to school for the last four weeks that semi candidate has reported back to school, however, a team is already on the ground to identify the culprits, names will be submitted to us and stand action taken.”

George Odongo, the headteacher of Aninolal Primary School welcomed the move with excitement. He said most parents have engaged the learners in doing domestic chores which could affect their education. 

//Cue in: “Kilaci abicel ikare …

Cue out: … paco cwale wunu.”//

The Kwania District Education Officer,  Andrew Omunu urged parents to send children back to school, especially now that the government is reopening schools in a staggered manner.

Records obtained from the Kwania District Education department indicate that only 4,517 primary six candidates have reported to the school, out of the total enrolment of 9,040 primary school six pupils in the 113 primary schools in the district. Some of these children are said to have been married off, while others impregnated during the lock-down.

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