, NYERI, Kenya Apr 15 – An alumni association of a primary school in Nyeri has embarked on refurbishing their former institution as a way of giving back to society and ensures that future learners have a conducive learning environment.
The chairman Duncan Mukora reported that the school was performing excellently in the early 90’s but it has declined due to the introduction of the Free Primary Education due to minimal funding from the national government.
Eric Kiambati who left the school in 2002 said the institution was among the best schools in the county but with the introduction of Free Primary Education by the Jubilee Government has left the school deteriorated academically.
He also noted that the population of the school has increased with a great margin noting that the teachers cannot serve the pupils as required by the Education Ministry.
Nyeri Primary is widely known for producing Anne Muragu as the best pupil in 1986 and in 2004 the school was ranked the best countrywide.
The alumni’s has requested the government to allocate more funds to enable the school administration to enable to cater for the needs.
In addition, they also noted that the school caters for all the social class strata, both rich and poor, near and distant and has been a best performing school over the decades saying that it hasn’t really benefited from the Constituency Development Fund kitty.