Society / Education
Thursday, 07 Sep 2017 17:55 EAT
Parents of Kangundo DEB Secondary School have called on the newly-elected MP Fabian Muli and wellwishers to intervene and help them build classes for their children who study under trees.
Through the school BOM chairman David Mulwa, the parents said that the school has over 500 students and there weren't enough classes hence some students are forced to study under trees.
Mulwa said that the school also does not have an administration block, and science laboratories hence the students carry out experiments outside.
"We are appealing to our newly elected MP to interve together with other wellwishers and build us classes, administration block and science laboratories because our students learn under trees due to shortage of classes and even they carry out experiments outside because there are no facilities," said Mulwa.
He added that the school also has a shortage of teachers has only six teacher from the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) with the rest being employed by parents whereby he called on the Minister for Education Fred Matiangi' to employ more teachers at the school.
"I am calling upon the Minister for Education Fred Matiangi' to employ more teachers at the school because there are only six teachers from TSC with the rest being employed by parents," he added.
Mary Muinde a parent, pointed out that the students face adverse weather conditions like sun rainy and coldness hence can not concentrate.
"Our children to the elements like the hot sun, wind, cold and sometimes rainfall, lowering their concentration. We are requesting for classrooms so that their performance can improve," said Mrs Muinde.
Another parent said that the school had received a piece of land from the government and constructed two classrooms but have been restricted from the land and called on the area MP to act fast before it is grabbed.
The writer is the news editor of the Kenya Free Press