Chavavo primary school in Vihiga closed indefinitely due to poor infrastructure

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One of the classes at Chavavo primary school in Vihiga
One of the classes at Chavavo primary school in Vihiga

Chavavo Primary School in Vihiga County has been closed indefinitely because of poor infrastructure at the school.

The interim head teacher of the school Humphrey Kisato said 300 pupils had been sent home because of the poor state of the classes.

He said most of the classes have cracks on the walls and are not fit to be occupied that’s why the school management decided to send home pupils to pave way for ongoing renovations.

The head teacher noted that the renovations are being funded by Constituency Development Fund (CDF) and called on the area MP Ernest Ogesi to increase the funding for the rehabilitation of the older structures at the school.

The Chairperson for body of management of the school Abigael Kibigo said it’s not the right time to send pupils home when schools are reopening across the country, noting that the school will be lag behind academically.

“As the management of this institution we regret the decision we took, but the rehabilitation must take place for commencement of normal school programs,” she said.