As schools close for the August holiday the issue of infrastructure in many schools has been termed as the main challenge especially to the recently established ones as stakeholders call upon the County as well as the national government to help.
Speaking at Sikulu primary school in Tongaren Sub County during the school’s closing day Timothy Mikisi a well wisher said with the several funds managed under the several offices of the elected leaders, they have an opportunity of helping such schools to have adequate infrastructure and land.
He therefore called upon the area MCA Elizabeth Tindi to allocate some money through the community empowerment fund to help the school purchase land for the school saying they had acquired a two acre piece of land and even build some classes but evacuated thereafter for not having completed payment of the land.
Despite having been fully registered by the ministry of education and has pupils up to class six it is being housed in the Sikulu friends church where the teachers have to partition the pupils according to classes and other forced to learn under a tree.
“The area Mp David Eseli through the CFD fund as well as the County women representative has also an opportunity to help this school as it was established to help the children from this community not to travel for long distances to other schools,” he said
However he called upon parents to be supportive to the education programs in schools saying they will be propelling vision 2030 saying with the revolution in the world everyone needs to be educated so as to be relevant in the society.
He also took the opportunity to reward the top performing pupils as well as giving out uniforms to pupils from needy backgrounds saying it is a way of giving back to the society to enable the students access education in a conducive environment.
Mr. Mikisi further urged parents to take care of their children during this festive August holiday saying with the ongoing circumcision ceremonies they have to provide guiding to the children to avoid incidences of early pregnancies.
The schools headmaster was away on a head teachers’ conference in Mombasa but was represented by the schools deputy who called upon well wishers to help the school stabilize since it has shown potential in both academics and co curricular activities.