By Tony Wafula
Nzoia sugar company primary in Kanduyi constituency is among the top performing schools in Bungoma County.
In the last 2019 KCPE exams Nzoia was rated among the best schools in the county being the top school in Bungoma South beating all the 92 schools.
Speaking during a price giving day Collins Mukhongo the Board of Management chairman and also the CEC roads infrastructure and public works Bungoma County government said that Nzioa primary school is a center of excellent and parents should embrace in their children’s education.
He added that the school is now in need of latrines in the boys section and the old kitchen and the dining hall need to be renovated.
‘’I know that our male pupils are having a challenge with their latrines but let not bring gossiping in our school, by next week we could have found a lasting solution to this minor problem.’’ He assured.
He congratulated the teachers for having dedicated much in offering the best services to ensure that the school merit, adding that the school is having arrangements so that pupils can visit other top performing schools for benchmarking.
He urged parents to invest heavily in education condemning those neglecting boy child educations.
He ensured the school management that the county government of Bungoma will continue pumping much money to schools to support students who come from vulnerable backgrounds through the governors scholarship program.
‘’This year we disbursed scholarships to 650 students from vulnerable backgrounds, come next year we look forward to support more,’’ he said.
Echoing his sentiments Lydia Namisi the school head teacher said that despite scooping heavily in the national exams the school faced many challenges.
She says that last year in the month of April the school was closed early because of challenges.
She condemned allegations that Nzoia sugar co-primary school involve in exam cheating, adding that the last years exam was monitored by the OCPD and the DCI officer but it was confirmed that the school does not involve in any form of exam malpractice.
Everlyne Egesa from the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) who was present during the fete accused parents who are not paying fees and levies on time to do so on time citing the pathetic environment at the latrine.
‘’If parents are not going to behave very fast the school will be closed down, the school head will get another school to teach then teachers we be employed elsewhere at the end of the day parents will suffer,” she lamented.