Nzoia Sugar Company primary school: A rising star in Bungoma county

Nzoia primary BOM Chair Collins Mukhongo

Nzioa sugar company primary is among the top performing schools in Bungoma County.

In the last 2019 KCPE exams, the school was ranked position one in Bungoma south beating  92 schools.

The school’s Board of Management chairperson who is also Bungoma county CECM for roads and public works Engineer Collins Mukhongo  told the press on march 08, during the price giving day that Nzioa primary school is a center of excellence and parents should support their children to realize their full potentials.

He added that the school is now in need of latrines in the boys section and the old kitchen and the dining hall also need to be renovated.

‘’I know that our boys are having a challenge with their latrines but let us be hopeful that by next week we will have found a solution to this,” He assured.

He congratulated the teachers for having dedicated themselves in offering the best services to ensure that the school merit, adding that the school is having arrangements so that pupils can visit other top performing schools for benchmarking.

He urged parents to invest heavily in education condemning those neglecting boy child education.

Mukhongo assured the school management that the county government of Bungoma will continue pumping much money to schools to support students who come from vulnerable backgrounds through the governor’s scholarship program.

‘’This year we disbursed scholarships to 650 students from vulnerable backgrounds, come next year we look forward to support more.’’ He said.

On her part, the school head teacher Lydia Namisi said that despite scooping heavily in the national exams the school faced many challenges.

She says that last year in the month of April the school was closed early because of challenges.

“We were forced to close this school earlier for April holiday in 2019 because we did not have enough resources to keep the children in school,” she said.

She condemned allegations that Nzioa sugar co-primary school involve in exam cheating, adding that the last years exam was monitored by the OCPD and the DCI officer who  confirmed that the school does not involve in any form of exam leakage.

Everlyne Egesa, a representative from Teachers Service Commission (TSC)  who was present during the fete urged parents to pay school fees on time, saying that their financial support will help address the challenges at the school.

‘’If parents are not going to behave very fast the school will be closed down, the school head will get another school to teach then teachers we be employed elsewhere but parents and pupils will suffer,” She lamented.