In Summary
  • Principal Jean Ngaywa said the school has admitted more than 200 Form Ones instead of 80.
  • She said the number of Form Ones could still rise since many parents have requested for time to look for fees.
  • Many students sought refuge at the school due to insecurity back home.

A school overwhelmed by the huge number of new learners fleeing bandits and cattle rustlers has asked for support from the government and well-wishers.

Lake Bogoria Girls Secondary School has also been identified as a centre for children fleeing female circumcision and early marriages.

The school, which has a capacity of 200 students, now has 450.

Principal Jean Ngaywa said the school has admitted more than 200 Form Ones instead of 80.

“Some new students are using the dining hall as their dormitory. The situation was compounded by the 100 per cent transition from primary to secondary school policy. We cannot turn away students,” Ms Ngaywa told journalists.

Form One students at Lake Bogoria Girls Secondary

Form One students at Lake Bogoria Girls Secondary School in Baringo share a desk on January 25, 2019. The school has admitted more than 200 Form Ones instead of 80. PHOTO | CHEBOITE KIGEN | NATION MEDIA GROUP

MORE EXPECTED

The headteacher added that the number of Form Ones could still rise since many parents have requested for time to look for fees and other requirements.

Ms Ngaywa said students now take their meals from outside the dining halls.

“The hall was not designed for sleeping. Our girls are grappling with many challenges, including overcrowding. The heat outside is unbearable as they take their meals,” she said.

INSECURITY

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