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Nakuru library over crowded

20 September 2012, 11:10 Steve Wambugu

Following the on going National strike of teachers and lectures in public schools, pupils and students from Nakuru County have now opted to be learning from the National Library at the town a thing that has forced librarians to become tutors for the learners.  
According to the Managing director of the National library in Nakuru, Samuel Muhoro has said that, the librarians working at the institution are being overwhelmed by the high number of learners that they are receive everyday.

Speaking to journalist on Wednesday, Muhoro said there was a huge influx of primary, secondary and University students who attend the library daily where in a day they receive  over 5,000 saying the number has even become a work load on the five workers who are employed there to control the crowd.

“This library is huge to accommodate roughly around 3,000 but the number of children we are receiving everyday is over 5,000 which has become very difficult to control bearing in mind most of them are young teenagers from secondary and universities schools” said director Muhoro.

He added that most of the students are forced to learn while seated on the floor since the institution is over crowded to the maximum saying that he hopes the government resolve the payment issue with the teachers and lectures so as the pupils to resume with learning at school.

“It’s a work load to deal with this huge number of pupils and I hope the government will come to a mutual agreement with teachers and the lectures so that the kids can get back to school.” Said Muhoro.

Public Relation officer from the head office in Nairobi, Makena Down who had come to assess the library situation said that, the situation was all the same in all the other 59 branches across the country.

Makena added that unless the strike issue is not resolved quickly, the library institution might not be able to help the children saying the influx was to big for the workers to handle.

“At the moment we are really straining to accommodate every child here but if the issue of the strike is not solve sooner than later then we could be facing a massive problem than the strike it’s self” Morena said. 


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