Winds Destroy Classes Forcing Headteachers to Ask For Help
Madibo Primary School located in Nambale sub-county, Busia County has called on well-wishers and the government to offer financial assistance after the rooftops of two classrooms were blown away by strong winds during heavy rainfall.
According to the school’s headteacher, Mr Richard Nangira said the rooftops were blown off during the short holiday and this had forced them to relocate pupils to the school library and the store.
Textbooks which were in the classes whose rooftops were blown away were destroyed completely.
“Teachers’ toilets also sunk leaving teachers with no other alternative but to share toilets with pupils,” said Nangira.
The headteacher was worried that Standard Eight and Grade Six pupils set to sit for their national examinations will not have enough space to do their examinations due to a shortage of classrooms.
Besides, he said that if the classrooms will not have been repaired on time, the candidates will have a difficult time due to shortage.
“When we got the problem, the first thing I did was to write a report and took it to the Education Office in Nambale but the Director told me that there were no funds available ad advised me to get help from local dealers. We have tried to get in touch with them and they have told us that they are yet to start their duties since they were just sworn into office the other day,” added Nangira.
The headteacher called on well-wishers to come to their rescue and help in renovating the classrooms and latrines so that normal operations can resume.