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Board of management blames politics for sorry state of institution

By Maureen Ongala | Published Mon, January 29th 2018 at 00:00, Updated January 28th 2018 at 19:12 GMT +3
Ganze MP Teddy Mwambire

Parents have opposed a plan to move a school near a quarry in Jaribuni ward.

Those who supported the relocation of Mitangani Primary noted that the quarry works placed pupils at risk of falling objects and noise due to blasting, but parents complained that the proposed location at Wamboi, four kilometres away, was too far for the younger students to walk.

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The Ganze sub-county education officer, Omar Borura, insisted that the school would be moved because of the technical findings.

The school established 20 years ago has 250 pupils but has neither permanent classrooms nor desks.

Speaking at a meeting last Friday, parents and the school board of management blamed politics for the sorry state of the institution.

They said that if the school infrastructure was improved and the environmental hazards addressed, pupils would have a good learning environment.

Ganze MP Teddy Mwambire said he had yet to receive a report on the relocation of the school.