Langa Langa Secondary School in Nakuru is among the schools in the county that is facing a challenge of congestion.
The school’s administration has been forced to convert a bus shade into a classroom due to lack of classrooms.
The school which has only four streams admitted 342 students this year up from the 248 students enrolled last year and now needs an extra classroom to accommodate the high intake of Form One pupils.
The chairman of Kenya Schools Heads Association (KESHA) Nakuru branch Fredrick Mbuthia said many schools are struggling with congestion in dormitories, classes and dining halls.
Mbuthia said the schools are finding it hard to implement the government’s 100 per cent transition policy from primary to secondary schools.
He said that the large number of students has stretched all facilities, adding that it could hamper the quality of education in public high schools.
“The ministry did not plan in advance how to handle the increase in admissions. We have schools in Nakuru that have recorded more than 100 per cent increase in Form One admissions. This will clearly overstretch the facilities," said Mbuthia.
“Sub-county schools are the ones making 100 per cent transition a reality because they admit learners from low-income families,” he added as quoted by the Standard.
The Nakuru High School has converted its dining hall into a dormitory to accommodate the additional 30 Form One students who were approved for admission by the Ministry of Education.
“Our school does not have an issue with high intake. Learners who did not secure accommodation at the dormitory reside in an extended room at the dining hall,” said the school’s Principal Mike Yator.