Masibayi primary school in Webuye East sub county is in dire need of a facelift. The school’s head teacher Mr. Andrew Munyole has appealed for help, saying the buildings in the school are posing a threat to pupils given the bad condition they are in. He said the school structures were set up long time ago after parents contributed some funds. He noted that even though the Webuye East CDF had built six permanent classrooms, they aren’t enough because the school has more than 600 pupils and with the Ministry of Health’s Covid-19 regulations in place, including social distancing, they’ll need more classrooms when schools reopen in January.
The six classrooms are already being used by Grade 4 and Class 8 pupils, and they are still not enough. Further, Munyole said the latrines in the school aren’t enough, with some in bad shape and others already filled up, with teachers forced to be on the lookout to ease congestion.The parents led by the board of management chairperson Mrs. Margaret Wafula said the school lacks water and pupils have to walk for many kilometres in search of water in the river.
They added that pupils in many schools don’t have masks and sanitizers due to poverty and have appealed to the County government to help them. The school leadership has appealed to well wishers, good samaritans and the Webuye CDF office to come in and help the school construct more buildings for the school.