Nyaura Primary School in Nyaribari Chache Sub-county in Kisii is set to receive a massive infrastructural boost, at a cost of about Sh50 million, which will offer access to high quality learning for pupil.
The School, which was established 59 years ago and has a population of 800 pupils, has dilapidated infrastructure that is unconducive for academic and co-curricular activities.
Speaking to the press after a fundraiser at the School which raised over Sh50 million, Interior Cabinet Secretary (CS), Fred Matiang’i, said the poor state of the School prompted Gusii professionals and senior civil servants, to come together and support the infrastructural development of the School.
“Nyaura School is one of the public schools that are going to be densely populated because of the commercialisation of the Nyaribari Chache area. Therefore, the school has to be re-done to the standards that can accommodate thousands of students,” said Dr Matiang’i.
The CS noted the School will build an ultra-modern hall, with the capability to access educational content from the Ministry of Education, using screens as well as a modern library that will offer library services to the learners and the community at large.
The School, which has 42 pupils with special needs, will also install access ramps and railings and special unit classrooms for special needs learners.
Dr Matiang’i also urged the community to take the responsibility of educating their children, saying everyone is a stakeholder in the education sector.
He noted the Government has taken a multi-sectoral approach to ensure 100 per cent transition of learners from primary to secondary schools, including the introduction of a re-admission policy that allows teen mothers to return to school after delivery.
Other resources that will be provided for Nyaura School include; new modern and equipped classrooms, decent ablution blocks, Administrative offices, clean piped water, one proper and safe foot bridge and a computer lab.
The fundraiser was attended by ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs CS, Joe Mucheru, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe, Mama Ida Odinga and Health PS Susan Mochache, who is also the Patron of the School among others.
By Mercy Osongo