As schools reopened on Monday after a long stay at home, teachers and pupils at Panpaper primary school in Lugari sub county have been forced to endure harsh weather due to lack of an office and classrooms.
According to the headteacher Mrs. Roseline Wabwile, the school which has a total population of 782 pupils with 13 teachers has only one classroom which is being used by standard eight pupils. She thought the school was facing shortage of classrooms before closure, but the situation worsened following wanton destruction caused by strong winds last month destroying two classrooms and the office.
She said the remaining five mud walled classrooms are in pathetic condition and have been condemned by the public health officials. “We have just remained with one classroom which is being used by standard eight but the rest of the pupils from ECD to standard seven are taking their classes under trees and also teachers have no office,” said Mrs. Wabwile.
The headteacher has appalled to the national and county governments, leaders and other well-wishers to come to the aid of the school.