The government has opened a new learning facility in Emgwen constituency for community use.
Kipkeibon Mixed Secondary School comes as a sigh of relief to students who have been covering an average of four kilometers to access the nearest secondary school.
The learning institution is expected to accommodate learners from several villages from humble background and also decongest the nearby overpopulated secondary schools.
The Sh25 million project funded by NG-CDF comprise of eight classrooms and several offices. It has already admitted the first batch of students.
Area Member of Parliament Alexander Kosgey asked parents to take children to the new school immediately.
“I heard the pleas of the parents and gave it an utmost priority, I am glad that finally, the school is ready for occupancy by our students,” he said during the function.
Locals had petitioned the legislator three years ago to put up a school in the area to save their children from walking many kilometers to pursue education.
The MP said the new school was in line with the government’s plan to expand existing infrastructure and build new schools in a bid to decongest learning institutions in the county.
“We have reduced the time and distance students used to get to school. I call upon local administrators to work closely with the community to ensure the school attracts more learners,” he said.
Kapsabet Zone Curriculum Support Officer Jane Misoi who was present at the event, lauded the initiative saying it will contribute to government’s 100 per cent transition to secondary education.
Parents present called upon education stakeholders to ensure they post in teachers registered by Teachers Service Commission.
“The school has about five teachers employed by the school board. We are calling upon the government to post in more teachers to ensure our students receive quality education,” said Ruth Koech.
One of the students expressed her happiness noting that she can now pursue her dream of becoming a nurse.
“We can now learn without difficulties of being rained on or trekking for many kilometers to go to school. Our dream has come true,” said Bernard Kiptoo.
By Linet Wafula