Koruruma Primary School headmistress Linet Anyang has been honoured after her school took the top position in the implementation of the School Improvement Program (SIP).
Mrs. Anyang was invited to share a lesson on SIP good practices during the 2019 Dialogue on Education quality at Kisoko Girls Secondary School in Busia County.
The school received a grant of Kshs 500, 000 from the national government and managed to construct toilets for girls, procured textbooks and installed a water tank.
She was invited to shed more light on the measures she put in place to improve the quality of education in her school.
The school boss said SIP was rolled out in 2015 by the Ministry of Education adding that it targeted schools that scored below average in the 2012 and 2013 Kenya Certificate of Primary Examination (KCPE).
“Koruruma was ranked among the bottom five primary schools in the County in the 2012 KCPE results. When I took over the management of the school; I turned around the performance of the school through the improvement of infrastructure and learner attendance,” she said.
Responding to questions on how she turned around the school’s fortunes, Mrs. Anyang acknowledged that school absenteeism is one of the factors which bring down the performance of learners in Busia County.
She said the reintroduction of the school feeding program, especially between the months of January and May will curb cases of absenteeism.
She noted that ill-health is one of the factors causing school absenteeism and for this, she recommended that schools improve the condition of washrooms and handwashing facilities