Principals appeal for infrastructure funding in schools

Kajiado County KESSHA chairman Daniel Makau speaking during the official closing ceremony of their KESSHA annual conference held at Sai Rock Beach Hotel in Mombasa.

Secondary school principals in Kajiado County have urged the government to allocate adequate funds to schools for infrastructural development.

This will enable them to operate more efficiently and effectively.

Speaking during their KESSHA Annual Conference (2024) held at SAI ROCK Beach Hotel in Mombasa recently led by their chairman Daniel Makau, the principals lamented that many schools lack essential physical learning facilities, thus undermining their efforts to offer quality education.

They revealed that their schools have old buildings which are in a pathetic condition, saying that lack of funds had stalled development projects.

Makau asked the government to disburse capitation grants to schools early enough to enable them to run activities effectively.

“Delay in the disbursement of capitation grants to schools in the county has brought school operations to a halt,” he noted.

Kajiado County KESSHA delegates follow proceedings during the KESSHA annual conference (2024).

Elsewhere, their Kitui counterparts echoed the same sentiments, saying their old buildings are in a sorry state and they need urgent funding to upgrade them.

Speaking during their KESSHA Annual Conference ( 2024 ) held at Maasai Beach Hotel in Mombasa, the chairperson Jackline Kusunza disclosed that many school development projects in the region have stalled due to lack of funds.

“The challenges faced by schools are lack of modern science laboratories, classrooms, learning materials, and furniture, among others,” she said.

She further noted that teacher shortage had been identified as a major stumbling block to growth in the county.

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