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150 pupils learn under trees as rain destroys Teso North School

29 October 2014, 21:07 Jane Zack

Busia - Close to 150 pupils of Kawalun Primary School in Teso North sub-county of Busia County have been forced to learn under trees for the fourth day today after heavy rains destroyed three classrooms, two latrines, a kitchen and an administration block at the weekend.

The school deputy head Gedinald Ituru on Monday evening appealed for an emergency funding of Sh3million for repair as the heavy rains continue to pound in the area.

Also read: Drug abuse rife in schools: Administrator

Appealing to NGOs, national government and well-wishers to step in and rescue the situation, the deputy Head teacher said one classroom and two latrines totally collapsed whereas three classrooms, one kitchen and an administration block were left with very dangerous cracks.

"The affected pupils are in standard one to three and ECD." He told journalists.

This comes a few days after some pupils of Kolanya Boarding Primary School were injured when lightning struck a school in the same Sub-County following a heavy evening down pour.

The six class five pupils are the latest victims of lightning strikes that have occurred in the sub county over the recent years.

According to a teacher, Elna Omaset, lightning struck a tree in the school's compound which sent shock waves in the classes that were nearby.

The affected pupils were later admitted at Malakisi Health Center where they received treatment before being discharged.

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