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School for the deaf reopens

05 April 2013, 18:08 James Kabotia

Tumutumu School for the deaf that was temporarily shut down late last year following a land registration row with the government has now been reopened.

The school that has been in operation for more than 30 years had had its learning process paralyzed for months after Teachers Service Commission (TSC) withdrew its teachers, citing that it could no longer give public services to a private school.  

The school that is sponsored by Presbyterian Church of East Africa had all along been registered as Private church assisted, something that the government had always demanded changed.

However, the church had always taken a hard stand over the matter maintaining that the registration should remain as the school continued to enjoy government input into its running.

The church had in the past obtained a court permit directing the government to continue offering services with that form of registration, further noting they could accuse TSC for failing to obey it.

The school had also been running through funding from donors who had been supportive in many ways including setting up buildings and equipping with it learning materials.

Over 150 pupils from all over the country are undergoing the leaning process through that institution.

Parents had confessed of inconveniences occasioned by the temporal closure saying that they had struggled to get similar facility elsewhere but it had not been a simple task.

“I failed to secure a place for my kid in schools of same nature in the neighboring counties of Kirinyaga and Murang’a and I had been advised to try later or any other place,” a parent confessed.

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