Schooling crisis at Kakuma as refugee numbers increase

Pupils at Peace Primary School, Kakuma refugee camp, Turkana. Headteacher Michael Tot Ruot says the  institution, like most others there, is congested, with about 7,000 pupils and a mere 44 teachers. PHOTO | OUMA WANZALA |

What you need to know:

  • Turkana governor alarmed by rise in child labour and school drop-outs.
  • Classrooms, toilets, desks and playing areas over-stretched, with insufficient teaching taking place.

An influx of refugees is straining already overcrowded schools in Kakuma, Turkana County.

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