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Pupils drop out of school because of distance

15 October 2013, 12:17 Wilshere

Nakuru - Residents of Lomolo B in Rongai constituency, Nakuru, have said primary school pupils in the area are dropping out of school due to insufficient facilities.

The residents, who are IDPs in the area, said that most Class 8 candidates have to walk for more than 15 Kilometers daily to school at Majani Mingi location.

Speaking to the media on Tuesday morning, one of the affected parents, Philip Koskey, said that most of the kindergarten children cannot go to school due the long distance.

“Most of our children are not able to go to school because there is no school around and that’s why they have to cover many kilometers to Majani Mingi,” He said.

Koskey added that most of the parents are also afraid of sending their children to school because of insecurity cases that have been on the rise.

He said that most of class 8 candidates must be accompanied by their parents when going to school at 4 AM in order to reach to school safe.   
“Kindergarten pupils and lower classes pupils cannot go to school because parents are worried about their safety and that’s why they stay at home,” he said.

Koskey said that they have pleaded with Nakuru County director of education to open a school at Lomolo B but nothing has been done so far.

The residents are calling upon on Nakuru County governor, Kinuthia Mbugua, to intervene and help them build a school in the area.    

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