Nico Hauser Special Secondary School for the visually impaired in Bondo sub county has began the construction of an ultra modern laboratory that is expected to boost performance of special students in science subjects.
The laboratory construction which is expected to be completed by September this year has been funded by the National Funds for the Disabled in Kenya (NFDK) to the tune of shs.2.5 million.
Speaking during the ground breaking ceremony, the School Principal, Sister Leonora Anyango Owaa disclosed that the laboratory will be modified to suit the needs of the special needs students.
Sr. Owaa assured parents and education stakeholders that the project will be completed on time for the benefit of the school which has a population of 65 students.
She on the other hand expressed gratitude to NFDK under the leadership of Ms. Christine Kenyatta for funding the
laboratory project, saying they had been using the school store as laboratory over the last eight years which has hampered learning of science subjects.
The Principal said with the existence of the new lab, the students will get exposed to the apparatus and they will improve their performance in science subjects.
She on the other hand appealed to the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to send more teachers to the school to improve performance in the school.
Sr. Owaa advised the students to make good use of the new laboratory after its completion to excel in science subjects.
She disclosed that the laboratory will be used for biology and chemistry subjects only and called upon the parents to support their children by providing for their personal needs.
By Mary Oswero/Brian Odeng’