Leaders from Ashabito in Mandera North have warned parents and guardians against denying their children the right to education saying that their days are numbered.
Speaking at an event in Ashabito, Morothile area chief Abiy Jillo said education is the key to successful life adding that a society without education is doomed.
The Government has offered free education in our primary school, so no one has an excuse of not taking their children for basic education–Jillo.
Chief Jillo decried low primary registration in the area warning parents who are neglecting their parental roles that they will face the full wrath of the law. He warned parents and guardians that anyone involved in early marriage will also face the law
He urged parents to take disabled children to school as disability is not inability.
On his part, Morothile primary school headteacher Osman Mohammed told parents that children need basic education to be able to understand and spread Islamic religion to others.
Let’s not focus on madrasa education only, our children have the right to basic education, let’s make sure they get it.-Osman
Sharmake Gulie area MCA also emphasized that all children regardless of gender and tribe must be given education.
He asked the government to take action against parents and guardians who are not taking their children to school.
A good percentage of parents in Mandera prefer their children having Madrasa education (Thugsi) than Kenya basic education.