Water woes at Namachanja High School to be solved

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Students and parents during the AGM

Water problems that have been affecting Namachanja High school in Kanduyi constituency, Bungoma County is set to be solved.

Speaking during the school’s annual general meeting on Monday, Kanduyi constituency lawmaker Wafula Wamunyinyi said that plans are underway to repair the borehole that is not operational.

“Water is very essential and I am committed to see that water shortage the school is experiencing is solved,” he said.

He further added that he will liaise with the Bungoma County Governor Ken Lusaka and Bungoma county Ministry of water to ensure that the borehole is repaired since water has been devolved from National government.

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Students and parents during the AGM

“Water is devolved and i will consult with Ministry of water in the county to ensure that the problem is solved for ones and for all” he said.

Wamunyinyi said that he is committed on improving the infrastructure in the school as current facilities cannot meet the large number of students at the school.

He further congratulated Namachanja high school students for maintaining high code of conduct as no case of arson attack has been reported at the time when the whole country has been experiencing arson attacks in high schools.

While speaking at the same event Namachanja high school principal Christine Sifuna thanked parents for their relentless support to see the school scale great heights in education.

She however sighted scarcity of infrastructural resources and and water shortages as one of major problems the school is currently facing. She added that modern toilets in the school are sometimes closed due to scarcity of water.

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Students and parents during the AGM

“Sometimes we are forced to close modern toilets due to water scarcity” she said.

She said that the school despite being a day school has been registering excellent results in Kenya Certificate for Secondary Education (KCSE) exams.

“In 2014 KCSE exams the school had a mean score of 6.68, 2015 6.89 and in this year’s KCSE exams our target is to attain a mean score of 7.5.” She said.

She added that last year (2015 KCSE exams) 47 students qualified for direct entry and a total of 135 students attained a mean grade of C+ and above.

The school’s principal also thanked parents commitments by ensuring that school fees is paid on time and urged them to continue supporting  school administration.

Speaking in the same event Kenya Union Of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) chairman of Bungoma county Mr. Dennis Barasa urged students to focus on education as the only channel of success in life and challenged students not to involves into acts which will ruin their performance.

“I urge you to work hard as it is the only way to achieve your potential,” said Barasa.