Students of Nyangwa Boys High School in Mbeere South Constituency, Embu, have a reason to smile following the commissioning of a 400 bed capacity dormitory constructed through CDF at a cost of Sh. 30 million.
The development comes as a huge milestone for one of the top performing schools in the county as it is set to ease congestion in the existing dormitories.
The number of students joining the school has been rising every year owing to its exemplary performance thus putting pressure on the existing infrastructure.
The school last year converted the dining hall into a dormitory to create more space for accommodation of its student population which has risen beyond 2000.
The school has consistently made it to the list of KCSE top 100 schools nationally, with 65 percent of its 2021 candidates attaining the minimum direct entry grade C+ to the university.
Speaking while commissioning the dormitory on Monday, area MP Geoffrey King’ang’i said the school had proven to be a center of excellence and it was thus in order for the CDF to partner with the school in improving infrastructure.
“Once you enroll here in form one, you are almost assured of a place in university,” the MP said, noting that 205 students who sat 2021 KCSE candidates out of 235 qualified to join university.
The school Board of Management (BoM) Chair, Joseph Ngiranwa said the dormitory, the biggest project undertaken using CDF kitty, came as a major boost as the school received close to 600 form one students during this year’s intake.
“We do not know what we could have done with this huge number given that our existing infrastructure had been stretched to the limit even forcing us to convert the dining hall into a dormitory,” the chairman said.
The MP at the same time raised concern over the age of learners joining junior secondary next year under the new competence based curriculum (CBC).
He said the majority of those projected to transit to junior secondary are underage and in need of parental care and guidance.
The legislator also said it is also set to pose a challenge to teachers as teachers have not received training on how to handle the learners.