Bungoma DEB school head refutes claims of having dilapidated buildings, danger to pupils
Written by Mulindi Carey and Violet Magoba
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The Bungoma DEB primary school head Mr. Tobias Khisa has refuted that his school has dilapidated buildings which pose danger to the pupils.
The head teacher termed the parent’s and resident’s complaints as malicious and a case mistaken identity.
Parents had noted that buildings which had cracks and in poor state have raised concerns amongst the parents and locals of the area.
During an interview with West FM in his office, the head teacher clarified that the head of public inspection came for a routine check at the school and wrote a good report of the school, expect that they had to improve in areas of hygiene.
He claimed that if the claims of a collapsing building in his school were true, the Head of Public Inspection would not have failed to see that.
Sources close to West FM revealed that there was a school Committees meeting that was held at the school on Thursday to discuss how they would initiate the process of renovating some of the classrooms.
The head teacher also confirmed that the school faces a problem of congestion in classrooms, with one classroom being occupied by an estimated number of around 70 pupils.
Some of the pupils lack desks to seat on and they have to attend their lessons while on the floor.
According to the headmaster, this is as a result of high registration of pupils at the school due to the schools good performance in the County.