Posted on: 13th June 2019
CA Chairman Ngene Gituku officially launches three classrooms and three teachers’ quarters constructed by the Authority. The project is one of the many interventions the Authority has undertaken from time to time as part of giving back to the community.
The Authority recently unveiled three classrooms and three teachers quarters at Meguarra Primary School in Kajiado County, built at a cost of Ksh 6.1 Million. The classes were constructed under the CA’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme following pleas by the school for support in 2016.
The support will go long way in alleviating the poor learning conditions at the school, located in a remote and semi-arid area.
Until the Authority extended its gesture, the pupils have been learning under trees and using the local church building which is shared by three classes as well as serving as the head teacher’s office.
The handover ceremony was attended by officials from the County, representatives from the ministry of education, stakeholders, leaders and the community among other public and private entities who all thanked the Authority for their continued commitment in improving lives of many Kenyans.
“I applaud the Communications Authority of Kenya for aligning its efforts and support with the aspirations of the government for the education sector, said Dr. Belio Kipsang, Principal Secretary Ministry of Education in remarks read by Mr. Mwangi Ngugi’’.
This sorry state of affairs is further complicated by poor road network in the area that makes the school inaccessible to teachers and pupils during the rainy seasons as the seasonal rivers flood making roads impassable.
This means that for a huge portion of the year, the teachers who stay in Kajiado town about 50 kilometres away, cannot access the school every time it rains, as it borders a seasonal river.
In the face of those difficulties, teachers have been forced to share a ramshackle two room tin structure for their accommodation overnight for the week, transforming the same into a staff room during the day
The community and the pupils were urged to take advantage of the new infrastructure to increase the enrolment rate and overall transition rate for primary to secondary education in the area. The intervention of the Authority towards the construction marks a new beginning for the school and the community.