The Masii Central Secondary School in Mwala Machakos County has been put on notice following unhygienic standards as revealed during KCSE Examinations monitoring visits by government officials.
Led by the Mwala Sub-County Deputy County Commissioner (DCC), Gitonga Mwiandi, the school risks epidemics, such as cholera and related diseases due to its pathetic state.
The official’s attention was drawn by infestation of bedbugs at the boys’ dormitory, broken unrepaired beds and beddings, including some almost falling mad wall buildings and earthen floors.
The officials decried the deteriorated state of the schools infrastructure, including the headteacher’s office giving the management up to January next year, before schools reopen to give a face lift to the institution or face closure.
The privately owned school is a shame compared to some neighbouring private schools, like Carmel Girls School which boasts hygienic and academic excellence.
The officials also checked on the quality of education the students receive, the origin or history of the students and how much they pay before they take the next action.
The KCSE exams monitoring delegation toured almost all schools in the County’s second most expansive Mwala Sub-county with 74 KCSE examination centers and 198 KCPE examination centers.
Though no cases of irregularities have so far been witnessed, the official’s recommended regular monitoring visits to examination centers that are far and difficult to reach where irregularities may happen.
The DCC revealed that plans had earlier been made for an additional container for the proposed division of Yathui Sub County, with delivery time being delayed by the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC).
He noted that in order to effectively manage the exams properly, they will arrange for an additional container in Mbiuni, making them three to cater for the country’s second biggest with examination centers.
By Joseph Kamolo