Sorry state of infrastructure in Kenya’s primary schools

A teacher instructs her pupils at Hurura Primary School in Garsen, Tana River County. Photo/LABAN WALLOGA

What you need to know:

  • For instance, the same year Mulama died, three primary schools in Kimilili; Kibunde FYM Primary School, Kibingei RC Primary School and Namawanga Primary School, reported collapsed latrines.
  • In its zeal to provide education to the masses, the government glossed over one of the most obvious challenges that increased admission into schools would bring: infrastructure. Before the FPE, public primary schools barely had enough classrooms or toilets.
  • Even with the country’s seemingly bad performance in equipping the education sector, a report published in 2012 by United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) notes that Kenya’s commitment towards funding education has not waned.

What happened to Sydney Mulama sounds like something out of an episode of television reality show 1,000 Ways To Die.


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