Murang’a schools demand release of funds

Secondary school principals from Murang’a county want development funds released to facilitate expansion of the institutions.

The school heads said enrolment in schools has risen and some of them have inadequate facilities, including classrooms, dormitories, laboratories and toilets.

Led by their chairman Willy Kuria, who is the principal of Murang’a Boys High School, the principals said they are no longer charging development money on students and, therefore, cannot carry out any projects.

“Many schools are congested and facilities overstretched, we are appealing for quick release of the money to enable us to set up the necessary extra utilities,” he said.

He added that the Sh6.6 billion kitty promised by the National government to facilitate development in schools should be distributed fairly to all institutions depending on their capacity.

Kuria  (pictured) also urged the government to extend the deadline given to schools to repaint their buses yellow as per the law to the end of April to avoid disrupting the schools’ calender of events.

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