Merigwiti Primary School is set to benefit from the ongoing multiagency operation in Laikipia County with construction of a new block to boost learning at the institution.
The project, spearheaded by the Kenya Defence Forces Engineers, comprises of construction of two modern classrooms which will be done in under two months to cushion the school against shortage of classes.
Following reopening of schools and continued restoration of calm within the previously disturbed region, learners have continued streaming back to school demanding more space to accommodate the students.
The schools head teacher Mr. John Ngunjiri welcomed the gesture and said that the project comes at a time when learners continue returning to school demanding more space towards meeting the Ministry of Health COVID-19 requirements. “This initiative will indeed help current and future generations,” he added.
The school has so far recorded a turn up of 80% of the learners since reopening, with the multiagency operation ongoing to ensure that full normalcy returns.
Merigwit Primary School is located in Ol Moran sub location, Laikipia County and is one of the schools that was closed due to insecurity in the region. A section of one of its classrooms was destroyed by a fire started by honey harvesters early September but was extinguished by security teams on patrol before it could spread. The section has since been renovated.
Renovation and construction of new classes is among many projects the government is carrying out in the region to enhance the livelihood of locals. The government has distributed food and building materials to locals to enable returning families rebuild their lives as well are upgrading of roads to open up the regions socioeconomic activities.