By Emmanuel Mukavi
The government through the Ministry of Education disbursed 50 desks in Geff Brown Girls Secondary school in Sirisia, Bungoma County. The school Principal Rosemary Mutai attributed the efforts done by the Ministry to donate the facilities in the school as it marked the bid in the government 100 percent transition program.
“I’m happy to receive these desks in our school, this will support and help to enhance the academic progress of students in the school especially candidates who are currently preparing for their national exams” she paused.
This comes as the effort of the government by President Uhuru Kenyatta to support all learning institutions in the entire nation in a bid to attain a 100% transition rate from primary to secondary school. “Even as we prepare to reopen schools, no child will be left behind even those that have regrettably transitioned into being young parents,” said President Kenyatta.
The Ministry of Education through Education CAS George Magoha announced the reopening of schools in Jan 2021. The government had ensured all process is in place to facilitate school reopening in the new year despite the challenges caused by the Covid-19 strike in the nation.
The Principal Mrs. Mutai said that they paused challenges at the reopening to turn students into a learning environment since a long break from March due to the outbreak of Coronavirus.
The school had started a project for the construction of an administration block to house teachers and subordinate staff and later paused due to inefficient funds in the school. They later invited the government to chip in and funded the construction that is currently ongoing.
Besides she urged all education stakeholders including parents and the government to aid in building a dormitory and laboratory. The school was currently operating without a laboratory that had halted the practical lesson in the entire school.
The boarding facility was to be used by girls in the school as the school was in the process to start a boarding section to house girls in the near future.
The head urged parents to support candidates amid their studies as they near to sit for their national exams.”Parents have to engage students and facilitate them by providing them with essentials” paused Mrs. Mutai.