Over 600 students from Githuamba Primary School in Ruai have been forced to study out in the cold after their classrooms were pronounced unfit due to the widening cracks on the walls.
The classrooms which were declared unfit last week are apparently only six years old.
Githuamba Primary School Principal Joseph Njoroge says that they had to pull children out of the classroom to avert a looming disaster.
“The building hosts about 600 pupils and right now I had to think of a solution and the first thing was to get the pupils and relocate them to other safer places like the fields and tents,” said Njoroge.
“We are in dire need of help. The pupils cannot be taken back to the block because we have already sealed the block. We are going on with our learning even as we continue with our exams,” said Njoroge.
Area residents have accused the contractor of doing a shoddy job while constructing the classes.
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The building in question is a storey block that was constructed with money donated by a well-wisher.
The parents are appealing to area leaders to help the lobby the government to reconstruct the houses.
“As a community we are appealing to our leaders to help us reconstruct the classrooms. We are demanding for immediate action,” said a parent.
So far only the area director of education has visited the school.