Homa bay County Education Board has closed three private primary schools in two Sub Counties with immediate effect, for failing to adhere to the required schools safety standards.
The close order was given by County Commissioner Harman Shambi for Anian and St. Jude academies in Rachuonyo South Sub County, and Alpha Herima Academy in Ndhiwa Sub County.
Anian Academy had 56 pupils who were transferred to Agoro Sare and Rawinji primary schools following the closure.
St Jude had 11 pupils who were transferred to Kotieno Primary School while Alpha Herima had 109 pupils who have been transferred to Got Kojowi primary school.
Speaking to KNA in his office last Wednesday, Shambi said the schools had poor infrastructure that endangering the lives of pupils.
“We discovered that pupils in the schools learn in dilapidated classrooms. The general infrastructure is very pathetic,” Shambi said.
Shambi said all schools must adhere to safety standards set by the Education ministry and the ministry of Health.
“We found the schools in pathetic conditions and very dangerous for pupils,” said Shambi.
The administrator said the crackdown on unworthy schools will be stepped up in the coming weeks.
“The crackdown is ongoing and we will publicize names of the unworthy schools in various notice boards in the county to caution parents,”
He told entrepreneurs who invest in schools to stop being driven by thirst for money. “This can cause a catastrophe to children,” Shambi
By Oduor/ Davis Langat.