Help us build a bet­ter class­room - pupils

The near­est school is 15km away

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Riftvalley - MARRYANN CHAI @ ChaiMar­ryann

Par­ents and pupils of Che­musar Pri­mary School have ap­pealed to well wishers and the govern­ment to help them build per­ma­nent struc­tures since they now learn in a grass-thatched class­room.

Speak­ing to the me­dia at the school, chair­man Joseph Kapel said vil­lage had over 350 chil­dren who want to start learn­ing.

“We de­cided to set up this grassthatched class­room in 2006, be­cause many chil­dren below 10 years were not learn­ing. The near­est school is more than 15km away,” he said.

The school, lo­cated in Sek­err ward, Sigor con­stituency, cur­rently has over 100 pupils.They only study for two hours, in shifts, due to in­ad­e­quate class­rooms and teach­ers.The par­ents built the school in 2006 since the vil­lage did not have a sin­gle pri­mary school.

Kapel said they were forced to em­ploy class eight dropouts from the niegh­bour­ing vil­lage as teach­ers.

He said the res­i­dents felt ne­glected by both the na­tional and county gov­ern­ments since they have not ben­e­fited from any ser­vices from both.

“We feel ne­glected and need a road link­ing to this place,” he said. Daniel Katanga, a par­ent urged well wishers to help them in set­ting up struc­tures in the school to en­able their chil­dren to learn in a good en­vi­ron­ment.

In the en­tire vil­lage, which has more than 168 house­holds, no one has sat any na­tional ex­am­i­na­tion.

The par­ents blamed the county for donat­ing plas­tic chairs to the school as they had no class­room, leave alone a place to keep the chairs.

“The county should con­sult res­i­dents be­fore im­ple­ment­ing some projects,” Katanga said.

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