Drama erupted at Tiritagoi Primary School in Nessuit, Njoro in Nakuru County after enraged parents stormed the school blocking its opening for the first term citing continuous poor performance in the national examinations.
The parents complained that the previous year alone, the school posted a mean score of 162 out of 500 in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) with the highest student scoring 252 marks.
More than 900 pupils failed to report on official opening date as they were turned away at the school’s gate by irate parents who demanded the transfer of the school head attributing the poor performance to poor leadership and mismanagement.
Ronald Kirui a parent, noted that for a long time the institution has been performing poorly adding that it has been rare for the school to post a mean score above 200 marks.
He accused the school’s headteacher Mr Danson Miangare of failing to improve the performance of the institution calling for his transfer.
“The headteacher has failed to ensure improvement in performance and that is why we are here to demand action,” he said.
Sentiments echoed by Joseph Otech who said due to the poor performance, parents have been forced to transfer pupils to study in other schools and only to come back and sit for exams as candidates adding that something has to be done as quickly as possible.
Despite claiming that they have severally written to the Ministry of Education and visited Sub-County offices to scrutinize on the poor management of the school, the parents noted that nothing has since been done.
The parents noted that the previous years have been worse off with pupils scoring even less than 80 in KCPE. Our attempts to reach the headteacher for a comment over the same were futile.