Release free education funds on time to run schools -Namachanja high school DP asks government.


Story/Tony Wafula.

The government has been asked to release funds for free secondary education on time to enable principals run schools.

The delay in releasing cash was disadvantaging some schools who solely depend for funds from the ex chequer.

Addressing the press on January 15, the deputy principal in charge of academics at Namachanja high school in Bungoma town Mrs.Imelda Wanyonyi, stated that it is a bit hard for them to run some programmes.

“Let the government release money on time to enable us carry on with our programmes the delay is really hurting us,” she said.

Namachanja high school is a day- school and is expecting to admit over 400 form one students.

It performed well in last year’s KCSE examination with 100 students getting direct entry to university.

“Our school has been posting excellent results which has attracted many students to join us, let the government also reciprocate its efforts by releasing funds on time,” said Wanyonyi.

She said that the school is expecting 100 percent admission so that  they meet the Ministry of Education expectations.

She said that they are receiving many students but some are not able to pay school fees due to life challenges and some did not scoop scholarship funds from the county government and other non-governmental sponsorships.

“Although we are receiving bright students some of our parents are unable to raise lunch and uniform levies,” she said.

Wanyonyi said they haven’t received many students who got county scholarship.

She called on Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to consider Namachanja high school and assist them get more science teachers, adding that sciences are the poorly preformed subjects and need more attention.
“Due to the massive form one admission we urge the well wishers to come on board and sponsor us build more classrooms,” she said.

She called on parents and the entire community to work hand in hand with teachers to ensure that the school continue posting excellent results for the betterment of the society.