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Daily Nation : February 16th 2014
4 young nation Feature Young award-winning environmentalist shines in academics BY MWORIA MUCHINA firstname.lastname@example.org a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a n W hen Juliet Mweni from Sparki Primary School in Mombasa was named the overall Bar- possible 500. The girl, whose dream is to become an environmental engineer, was recruited as mp in 2010 when she weni beat a competi00 pupils to emerge al stewardship and was ent Eco-Champ nation0e for the environment anting and nurturing ed her greater success en by the Green Belt logise the late Prof uring her memorial the Holy Family BaNairobi in September c mmenting on the Champ programme, clays Bank of Kenya irman Francis Okomoello, said it is informed by the principle of investing in youth to act as positive agents of change. “As an organisation we are committed to engaging and informing young pupils about their responsibility to protect and conserve the environment. We seek to inculcate changes in attitudes, values and ethics that support sustainable environmental practices and enhance long-term social economic development in Kenya,” he said. The Eco-Champ Programme is a partner- ship of Barclays Bank and the Centre for Environmental Action. The programme is carefully tailored to engage pupils at an early age in environmental conservation as well as their civic responsibilities as citizens. It is run through established Eco Champ Clubs (Environmental Clubs) in selected schools throughout Kenya. The club activities are centred on the establishment of school tree nurseries, planting of trees and advocacy work for greener, cleaner, healthier and prosperous communities. with Roma. He was the team’s captain with whom he won one Scudetto and four Coppa Italia honours and was part of the legendary late 1980s Milan team with which he won two Scudetti and two European Cups in a five-year period. He was capped 26 times and scored one goal for the Italian national team. He appeared in the 1990 World Cup. After spells as manager of Reggiana, Parma and Juventus, he was appointed Milan manager in 2001. He won the Champions League in 2003 and 2007. In May 2009, he was appointed Chelsea manager and in his first season led them to a historic Premier League and FA Cup double. He was dismissed as Chelsea manager in May 2011. On December 30, 2011, he contract with French side Germain. On June 25, 201 Madrid announced they h him as their new manage a three-year deal. He was presented to the fans the following day. H 1. What is the name of the manager? 2. What is his nickname? Answers on page 8 e was born on June 10, 1959. He is an Italian football manager and former player. He played as a midfielder and had a successful career February 16, 2014 sunday nation WHAT SHOULD BE DONE FOR PUPILS WHO MISS OUT PLACES IN HIGH SCHOOL? After KCPE exams, thousands of pupils do not make it to high school. What next for those pupils who are not admitted to high schools? Some pupils from The Royal International Academy in Nairobi shared their views. They spoke to MWORIA MUCHINA. Fortune Muriuki, 12 Such pupils should be encouraged to repeat Class Eight. The government should also ensure more secondary schools are built in every county to help more pupils access education because it is their right. Joseph Waithaka, 12 Pupils who do not pass well to join high school should be encouraged to join polytechnics and other institutions where they can learn new courses like tailoring and carpentry. The skills will help them in life. Alexis Netta, 12 More investors should build secondary schools to accommodate those who miss out in public schools. The government also needs to build more secondary schools and employ more teachers. Allahdin Sahakir, 9 Those who do not get places in secondary schools should not lose hope. Their parents should encourage them. They should be kept busy making use of their talents like singing. The government should also build more secondary schools. Priscilla Adhok, 11 The government should build more secondary schools in every village and town. The fees should also be lowered so that more parents can afford to pay for their children. This will help children from poor backgrounds to continue with their secondary education. Farihal Sahakir, 11 Some pupils are not admitted to secondary schools because they failed their KCPE exams. They should repeat Class Eight and work hard to pass their exams. It is good to work hard in school since when you pass well you can get a scholarship.
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