AC­CUSED OF SAB­O­TAG­ING HELP TO NEEDY PUPILS

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Coast -

Lewa ac­cused Marwa of sab­o­tag­ing the pro­gramme, which could have helped needy pupils. Ad­dress­ing the me­dia at St Au­gus­tine’s Pri­mary School in Tu­dor, he said they will hold the na­tional gov­ern­ment ac­count­able for the pupils’ per­for­mance. Lewa said many can­di­dates are dis­ap­pointed by Marwa’s di­rec­tive, which he termed dic­ta­to­rial, in­sen­si­tive, in­hu­mane and likely to un­der­mine the out­come of the ex­ams. He said the Kenya Na­tional Ex­am­i­na­tion Coun­cil al­lowed the county to dis­trib­ute food to schools. “We know this will ad­versely af­fect the can­di­dates’ con­cen­tra­tion and abil­ity to per­form,” Lewa said. He said the county di­rec­tor of ed­u­ca­tion de­clined to pick their calls. Shar­rif Nas­sir Foun­da­tion project co­or­di­na­tor Ali Naa­man said fol­low­ing the di­rec­tive, they have de­cided to dis­trib­ute the free parked lunch to or­phan­ages, street fam­i­lies and needy res­i­dents.

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