Government urged to renovate Buyanzi Primary school in Tongaren

Pupils in class at Buyanzi primary school, Soysambu ward in Tongaren Sub County

Buyanzi Primary School in Soy Sambu ward in Tongaren Sub County, in Bungoma County, which was started way back in the year 1992 but registered fully by the Ministry of Education in 2013, is in dire need of an infrastructural facelift as well as land to cater for the needs of pupils.

A visit by West Media to Buyanzi Primary school established how the environment is unfriendly for learning purposes since the pupils were conducting their studies in semi-finished structures that were funded by a well-wisher, Stephen Wafula Wamalwa who is an aspiring Mca in the ward.

The Buyanzi school deputy headteacher Protus Murunga said the school was fully registered by the Ministry of Education in 2013 and he was posted to the school in 2014 saying they were previously conducting their lessons in a neighbour’s premises but they were forced to move to a church nearby.

He added that the school currently is on a quarter acre piece of land donated by PEFA church, and they are currently facing difficulties when it comes to building classrooms since they haven’t received any CDF funds.

“We also don’t have enough latrines and the boys and girls have been forced to share latrines. Our school presented its first candidates for the KCPE examinations last year,” he said.

His sentiments were echoed by the school’s parents chairman Kennedy Wamalwa who called upon well wishers and the government to step in urgently to help them purchase land and build permanent structures for the school.

On his part, Stephen Wafula Wamalwa who donated forty iron sheets to build two classrooms at the school, said it is unfortunate that in the 21stcentury pupils have to be subjected to such harsh learning conditions saying with the onset of rains it will be difficult to conduct lessons in the school.

He urged the area MCA Gerishom Namasake to present the school’s situation to the county government saying they must provide help to the school to ensure the children are in an appealing environment for learning.

Mr. Wafula also called upon the national government through the constituency development fund under area MP David Eseli to consider helping the school saying if it is fully registered by the ministry then it deserves to be well built by the government.