Pupils at Tabuti Sudi Primary School, South Bukusu Ward Bumula Sub County, Bungoma County will not be attending their next term classes next year due to inadequate infrastructure in the institution.
The school also faces a lack of adequate teaching materials and this generally hinders the teaching and learning process in the school. The situation increases fears that the government’s laptop project may not be successful in the school.
Pupils from different classes are forced to use the same class during their normal study lessons disrupting the learning process due to noise.
David Fwaro, Bukusu South Ward representative is now seeking help both from the County and the national government, urging Bungoma Governor Ken Lusaka to intervene and accord assistance to these pupils due to the fear of not attending next terms classes due to poor infrastructure.
“This school is in a pathetic condition, and we urge the national government under Education CS Dr. Fred Matiang’i and the County government to intervene,” Fwaro said.
Fwaro also urged the area Member of Parliament Boniface Otsiula to assist in raising funds to increase development projects, increasing the number of seats in that school since these pupils sit on the floor.
“This school does not even have enough furniture and I believe Hon. Otsiula can do something to save the situation,” the Member of Bungoma County Assembly added.
One of the teachers in the institution explained how problematic it is and they spend a lot of time trying to control the pupils since the classes are very noisy and rowdy, “It is never easy to create a conducive environment for the pupils to learn and this gives us a hard time. Some of the students are sometimes affected by jiggers.”
Due to a large number of pupils in one classroom, the teachers spend a lot of time meant for teaching to monitor the pupils.