Shame of Lesoituk ECD Primary School pupils in collapsing ‘classroom’
Every morning, pupils at Lesoituk ECD Primary School in Laikipia scramble for sacks to sit on.
Those who are unlucky and miss out on the sacks sit on the sand.
A collapsing mud-walled structure is what they know as their ‘classroom’.
With no chairs or desks, they usually place their books on their laps when the teacher asks them to write.
There is no roof over their heads or walls to break the wind; they have to bear with the scorching sun and dust.
When it rains no learning can take place. Wild animals in the area such as elephants sometimes disrupt their classes.
The school was started seven years ago and has a total of 69 pupils.
Security is also not guaranteed as tribal clashes are common place; parents have to escort their children to and from school.
Water is also a scarce commodity in the semi-arid area.
However, their teacher Susan Pere says the pupils are usually served with a cup of porridge in a small muddy house which serves as their kitchen.
“The cup of porridge is just to motivate them to come to school the next day,” she told Citizen Digital.
Residents are urging the county government to deliver on its promise of providing classrooms.
On Wednesday, Education CS George Magoha said: “We are going to shut down schools which we feel are an immediate danger to learners.”
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