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Better Education At Last

On one of my holidays which was two years ago, i decided to visit my grandmother who stayed at our farm house back in the village. I arrived well, and was warmly received. After a short while i joined a nearby local government school to start my holiday tuition which my father had said that should attend. When i went to the school on the first day i was astonished to find pupils as old as my elder sister still in primary school since i was the third born in my family the shock grew when i heard the kind of English that our English teacher talked during the lesson. It was he was mixing English with a vernacular language. After doing some research i found out that it has been so for a long time and this has been due to poor education lack of enough and appropriate learning equipments and teachers who lacked skills. When i returned to the city i informed my father about this and he immediately informed the necessary authorities action was taken and from that day learning has been taking place smoothly.

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  • This story relates to creativity
  • This story relates to fun
  • This story relates to fun
  • I helped make the story happen
  • What happened in the story relates to My father

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Obunga, Kisumu, Kenya
 
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