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Ensure children attend school, JK tells parents

Ensure children attend school, JK tells parents

FORMER President Dr Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete has reminded parents and guardians in Coast Region to give priority to ensuring that their children attend school without any obstacles.

Dr Kikwete made the call recently during the handing over of 10 classrooms and 100 desks by Stanbic   Bank to WatotoWetu Tanzania, an organisation dealing with providing education to children living in difficult and vulnerable conditions at Mazizi village in Chalinze Council.

He said education is the key to life and thus every parent should strive to make sure that their children do not miss education opportunities.

"It is high time we make our customs and traditions fit to the current time. Let us stop those customs which undermines the importance of educating our children and instead embrace those valuing educations ", he said.

On the other hand,  DrKikwete said, Coast region which is currently  ranking in 10th positions in both primary and secondary schools national examinations results  can perform even better than that  and emerge in higher top positions.

He then asked Regional Commissioner AboubakarKunenge to work even harder with his team and see that the region reaches to the top five positions.

For his part, Regional CommissionerAboubakarKunenge congratulated Stanbic Bank for its efforts in creating friendly environment for studying to the children living in vulnerable conditions.

Earlier, Stanbic's Managing Director Kelvin Winfild said one of the institution’s responsibilities is to work with the government and the communities in improving social welfares. He disclosed that up to now the institution has spent a total of 1 billion shillings in different health and education projects.

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Author: Harriet Kiama in Kibaha

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