Shinyalu schools in Kakamega receive KSh15 million grants for infrastructure upgrade

Shinyalu MP Fred Ikana.

Shinyalu MP Fred Ikana has secured government grants to the tune of KSh15 million for infrastructure development in a number of schools in his constituency.

Ikana said he managed to secure the funds due to his cordial working relations with the Kenya Kwanza government and other partners.

He said the money would be used to renovate, expand and equip selected primary and secondary schools on needs-led basis.

According to MP, many learning institutions in Shinyalu were in dilapidated conditions when he took over as MP in 2022.

“Many of our schools were in sorry state which moved me to quickly fix the situation by launching construction of new learning facilities, and doing necessary renovations and expansions,” said Ikana.

“We launched other programmes such as lunch for KCPE, JSS and KCSE candidates. We also donated modern oxford geometric sets to over 7,000 of them, motivated the teachers which effectively improved our academic performance in the last year’s national examinations,” he added.


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Speaking in his constituency this morning, the MP stated that over 10,000 learners had received education bursaries which are the highest number in the constituency.

He said they had cleared fees for all the KCSE candidates attending day-public schools in Shinyalu to enable them focus on their education.

He said constructions of storey learning blocks in over ten primary schools in the constituency were on going successfully and at different stages, with some nearing completion.

Ikana pointed out that a number of other schools had been renovated and now conducive for learning.

He said he had equally secured KSh50 Million for connection of several schools and homes in, mainly, remote parts of the constituency to the national grid.

“We aim to transform all our institutions to make them friendlier to learners and teachers which will effectively further enhance their academic performance,” he added.

Several head teachers who were transferred to the constituency under the delocalization policy and had initially wanted to leave before 2022, said they had decided to stay on because of the new, focused leadership under Ikana.

By Dennis Lumiti

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