Standard Eight candidates in Nyeri County stand to benefit from revision materials donated by a local philanthropist Ms Waithira Wamaruru as learning in schools remain suspended due to Covid-19 pandemic.
Speaking on Tuesday while donating some of the materials to Gitutu Primary School in Tetu Sub-county, Wamaruru noted that there is a need to supplement the government’s efforts in e-learning through hard copies as pupils remain at home.
The philanthropist said the majority of pupils from the area in public institutions do not have access to television sets or smart phones, disadvantaging them from e-learning.
“About 60 per cent of local pupils do not have access to Television sets, smartphones and so are not accessing on-line learning,” Wamaruru said.
She added that all 420 primary schools in the County would benefit from the materials that contain revision papers in all examinable subjects.
Wamaruru further said hard copies would accord the candidates an opportunity to revise and prepare for the national examination.
Speaking during the same occasion, the School Head Teacher, Moses Kamonde echoed Wamururu’s sentiments on lack of TV sets and smart phones, adding that physical materials would significantly assist the candidates.
Kamonde appealed to other residents to emulate the philanthropist’s gesture to assist pupils as they study at their homes and help improve performance in national examinations.
By Mwangi Gaitha