Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi, has urged secondary school students to shun drug abuse and instead to embrace and practice high ethical standards in order to have a smooth and productive transition to university education.
Prof. Ngumi was speaking at Gitwe Girls High School, Kiambu County, Saturday, July 6, 2019, where she officiated as the Chief Guest during the school’s prize giving day.
The Vice Chancellor urged parents to support teachers and students in order to produce holistic responsible students who are morally upright
“Parents too have a duty to ensure they provide the necessary materials required for the smooth learning of their children. A committed parent has to be in constant touch with her child’s teacher. All stakeholders should guard against bad tendencies related to child labour, alcoholism and drug abuse, vices that hinder the progress of our youth,” said Prof. Ngumi.
The Principal Secretary, Water and Sanitation, Mr. Joseph Wairagu Irungu, pledged his support to secondary schools in the country saying the government was committed to ensuring all schools have access to clean water, sanitation and environment to enhance academic performance.
The function themed: Education and its Role in Unfolding the Universe, brought together various education stakeholders and state representatives, who used the occasion to evaluate the progress and challenges and possible intervention strategies for the school in its bid to achieve academic excellence.