Help us build a better classroom - pupils
The nearest school is 15km away
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.