All public primary schools in Kiharu constituency will be rehabilitated in an effort to create a conducive learning environment for pupils.
The area MP Ndindi Nyoro said area National Government -Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF) has started renovating schools especially those which had dilapidated classrooms.
In the renovation works, the MP said all classrooms will be fixed with tiles among other forms of rehabilitations with the aim of improving their standards.
Speaking during prize giving day at Murang’a Technology Primary school on Thursday, Nyoro said a total of 230 classrooms in 37 schools have been fixed with tiles adding that 60 other schools are currently being renovated and the exercise will continue until all schools gets a facelift.
“We started fixing classrooms with tiles from December last year and by now 230 classrooms in 37 schools have been fixed with high quality tiles,” added Nyoro saying that improvement of classrooms will ensure learners are motived to perform better academically.
Public schools in the constituency have been performing better compared to private academies something which is attributed to better learning environment.
“In the near future we are planning to improve learning environment in all public schools, as the institutions have been doing better than private academies locally,” noted Nyoro.
Last year public primary schools topped in KCPE with Murang’a Technology emerging position one in the county in public schools category after attaining 367 marks meanscore.
Vidhu Ramji Primary school, also a public facility still in Kiharu constituency also performed better with a mean score of 347 marks.
Nyoro, who was accompanied by his Mugirango South counterpart Silvanus Osoro lauded efforts by parents and teaching fraternity of public schools for posting impressive marks in recent past.
Osoro who said he was benchmarking on education at Kiharu constituency lauded education standards in the area saying he will borrow hugely to improve education performance in his constituency.
“Public schools in my constituency didn’t perform well but from what I have learnt in Kiharu, I will embark to improve education standards in Mugirango south,” stated Osoro.
Technology Primary school Head teacher Ms. Beatrice Wachira said cooperation between parents and teachers has enabled the school to top the county for the last three years.
She said 35 out of 80 students in last year’s standard eight class managed to be enrolled in national schools.
Twenty students scored more than 400 marks with the students who scored less marks managing to join county schools.
By Bernard Munyao