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Govt asked to avail funds to newly established schools to improve on infrastructure

Written by Eric Lumbasi
2012-02-23 16:24:00
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Lukhuna Friends Secondary school studentsof Bungoma North  learning under trees due to less classrooms for learning. [Photo/ Eric Lumbasi]

As students who sat for their 2011 KCSE exams last year brace themselves for the release of their results next week, an appeal has been made to the ministry of education to avail more funding to the recently established schools to enable the students compete on level grounds.

The principal of Lukhuna Friends Secondary school in the vast district of Bungoma North Mr Ferdinand Mbiti said it would be fair for the ministry to fund upcoming schools more in order to stabilize them than selecting a few already established in its several financial oriented programmes created in the district.

 He cited the Economic Stimulus Programme which funds projects in few schools as students in other schools lack basic ammenities to enhance their education.

 Mr Mbiti added that, it would boost the students and the entire community’s' faith in the schools since they are currently looked at as those who only admit failures and rejects from other schools.

''Lukhuna Friend’s secondary school is one of the upcoming schools in this region without infrastructure, but we hope through support we will reach far,'' said Mr Mbiti.

He refuted misconceptions that upcoming schools are meant only for non performers saying skills can be natured through favorable environment.

He thanked the area councilor Julius Bakasa for having commenced a classroom project in the school and appealed for more donors to help build more since some classes are conducted under a tree while others in a nearby church.

 “It has been tough for us especially during rainy and windy seasons as normal classes are often interrupted which proves to be a barrier for favorable competition with other schools,'' added mbiti.

He called upon the area Member Of Parliament Dr. David Eseli to offer support to the school through the CDF kitty to help improve education standards in the region.

He however, urged the community to continue supporting the school and urged university graduates to venture to teach such schools as they wait to be employed elsewhere.

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