Insufficient education funds affecting day secondary schools
Written by Eric Lumbasi
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The Kimilili Mp Dr. Eseli Simiyu lays the foundation stone to one of the classes being constructed at Lukhuna Friend's School in Bungoma North. [Photo | Eric Lumbasi | West Fm]
As the schools near to the end of the second term, it has emerged that the greatest challenge faced in the running of day secondary schools has been insufficient funds as result of delay in its disbursement from the ministry of education.
Such has been the case experienced in Bungoma North's Lukhuna Friends Secondary School that currently hosts a total 390 who hail from middle and low class families.
The principal of the school Mr Ferdinand Mbiti, disclosed that the ministry is supposed to avail Sh10, 250 to each student yet they have only received a small fraction of the money hence proving it to be a hard task for the school management to smoothly run the school affairs.
He urged the Kimilili legislator David Eseli to push the issue in parliament so as to enable the students focus on achieving their future dreams.
However, he applauded the efforts of the Kimilili Constituency Development Fund after providing an emergency cheque of Sh 500,000 for the construction of two classrooms to salvage the pity of some students who were taking their studies under a tree. (Read: Govt asked to avail funds to newly established schools to improve on infrastructure
Area Member of Parliament David Eseli in a recent visit to the school added another Sh 500,000 for the construction of more classes and promised to start up a youth polytechnic in the environs to compliment on the demands of the increasing number of students who are completing their form four education.
Speaking after laying a foundation station of the new classrooms at the school Eseli called upon students to take charge of their lives by working hard to excel in their future lives.