Mwiki Primary School Headteacher Appeals For Help As Schools Prepare For January Re-Opening

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Mwiki Primary School head teacher Joseph Kamau is now appealing to the government to construct more structures in the school to enable the school meet the Covid-19 restrictions when schools open in January.

Kamau says that the school needs more class to cater for the 3,600 population of pupils at the school.

Kamau says that currently the school only has 41 classes and they may need 140 more class rooms.

“For now we have 41 classrooms, if you look at the 41 classrooms basically with the entirely population of this school of 3600, it is not a population that can be effectively held in the 41 classrooms,” said Kamau.

Currently Mwiki Primary School has 648 registered candidates while Grade Four has 450 pupils.

“That is basically over 1000 and we have spread them in all the available classrooms. Standard 8 are put in 25 classrooms and the remaining rooms are used Grade 4. That is how we have managed to cater for them here,” said Kamau.

Kamau has said that it will be technically impossible to effectively cater for all the pupils when they resume school in January.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday announced that schools will reopen fully in January.

Uhuru challenged MPs to use the CDF and NGAF funds to improve sanitation and infrastructure in schools.

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