A new secondary school will soon be established at one of the oldest primary schools in Nakuru town, East Bondeni Primary school.
This follows several meetings held this December between stakeholders among them the School’s committee, the office of the area MP David Gikaria as well as education officers in Nakuru.
According to the Memorandum of Understanding between the School’s committee and teachers, the proposed Nakuru East Secondary school shall be established within Bondeni Primary school but at the lower primary section.
Besides the establishment of the new secondary school, the MoU also proposes a renovation of classrooms, sanitary blocks as well as sewer lines at Bondeni Primary school.
The MoU dated 3rd December 2019 further proposes the purchase of furniture, purchase of mesh wire for boundary partition and purchase of standard gate for the new secondary school to be established among others.
Speaking during the handing over of the MoU by Board of Management to the Nakuru East NG-CDF officials, Ontiri George from Quality assurance Education in Nakuru County reiterated the need for more secondary schools in Nakuru East to help in ensuring 100 per cent transition from Primary to secondary.
Similar sentiments were echoed by Clarice Mwita from Education office Nakuru East Sub County.
“The government is much concerned with the full transition from Primary to secondary and therefore having a secondary school here at Bondeni Primary is a noble idea,” said the education officer.
The establishment of proposed Nakuru East Secondary will see it join other schools such as Kivumbini Secondary and Maria Veronica Girls Secondary school that were established through Nakuru Town East NG-CDF.
Residents of Biashara Ward under the umbrella Baharini Community Forum have also lauded the move saying it will help address the challenges that their children have to go through in accessing secondary education since most of the schools are far.
However, the residents through Baharini Community Forum Chairman Maurice Otieno have called for transparency in the whole project.
They say such a project should not be used as an avenue for the embezzlement of funds.
“This is a noble idea to have a secondary school here but we are calling on NG-CDF office in Nakuru East to ensure transparency in the whole project so that the value of taxpayer’s money can be felt,” said Otieno.