By Wycliffe Munyoki | Thur,March 30,2017 at 6:00
Mulango ward MCA Alex Mwendwa Munyoki(in graduation gown)receives prayers from the clergy led by PCEA Rev.Julius Kiita(holding mic) during his graduation gala at his Nczukini home.[pictured by Wycliffe Munyoki]
The quest to get better academic papers to meet civic and legal requirements has really pushed politicians to go back to classroom .
The rush has hit many including Members of County Assemblies and Mulango Member of County Assembly ,Alex Mwendwa Munyoki has has not been left out!The MCA graduated with Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and Community Development. The MCA was yesterday conferred with a Second Class Honours Upper Division from South Eastern Kenya University.
Mwendwa joined SEKU in 2013 and finished reading for his degree in March 2017.
In a graduation gala held at his home at Nzukini village locals from all walks of life led by Kitui Governor Dr.Julius Malombe congratulated and showered praises to the MCA for going back to class to read.
“This is the beginning! I must go for second degree ,a masters!I have now been endowed with the power to read.The degree I have been conferred with today opens many doors in today’s world.I will continue to serve you more tirelessly and with diligence as I did even when I was a “honorable student”at SEKU.” explained the happy MCA.
Speaking to the attendees Dr.Malombe encouraged parents to support education by taking their children to school and them reiterating education was the only way to uplift the standards of living of Kitui people.
“The standards of education in Kitui used to be down.Since I assumed office in 2013 my government has put in place programme like “The Mentorship programme” and “The Pro-Poor” which has worked to improve the level of education in Kitui. These iniatives by the county government of Kitui has seen the number of pupils joining national schools and students joining public universities has gone up.”explained Dr.Malombe.
Malombe’s words were echoed by in attendant led by the County Minister for Finance and Economic Planning Simon Mundu and Ngomeni MCA Nzungi Ngwele.
According to Mundu the county had allocated Ksh 184 millions to education sector the fiscal year 2017/2018.