M INUTES OF MEETING OF MITAMYSI SECONDARY SCHOOL LOCAL TRUST
29 OCTOBER 2016
Sarah Ngesu University lecturer - MSSLT Chairlady
Joseph Nzughu Headteacher - MSSLT Secretary
Joel Vundi Kimaku -
Teacher; MSSLT Member
Acothy M Ndoo Community development worker and farmer
Simon Mwasya Parent- MSSLT
Samuel Mutemi - MSSLT
Aurelia Mueni Muneeni - Teacher rep. MSSLT Member
Joseph K Manzi Ward Administrator and former teacher- MSSLT
Hon John Munuve - Area MP
Mohamed Mandera - Community warden Kora/Meru
Lut Laenen - TAS secretary
for Kaseluni trust
Stephen Kameti KWS/TAS co-ordinator
Gill Marshall-Andrews - Secretary TAS UK
Members of Mwingi North
1. Inspection of
ongoing projects :- girls hostel and laboratory.
2. Welcome to John Munuve and Lut Laenen.
dormitory construction is on going and progress impressive; to be finished at
the end of November. The hostel will have additional work by parents (washrooms
at a cost 200,000 Kenya shillings).
The science block
is almost finished (funded by CDF). What
remains is the equipment, gas, water supply etc. This was to have been a proposal for funding
from TAS expected to cost around 800,000 Kes.
allocated around 800,000 Kes for completing / refurbishing the classrooms which
are in a bad state due to poor workmanship and materials when they were built
by CDF in 2013.
As both these
projects will cost about the same, there was a suggestion that it would make
more sense for TAS to consider the classroom refurbishment when funds become
available and CDF to equip the science lab so it is ready for the January start
of term. This was agreed in principle subject to the costings being similar.
There are no
gutters or tanks on any of the buildings.
7 tanks are needed and gutters on all buildings. TAS will consider a proposal for gutters and
everyone will search for an organisation that will provide the tanks.
4. School briefs
A. School roll
there were 145 students (70 girls and 75 boys)
(expected) 160 students including 45 new form 1 students.
B. Exam results
2016 37 students are taking the KCSE exam (17 girls and 20 boys) Mean score
target is 3.5.
2015 the mean score was 2.8.
extra science teacher from TSC is expected next year now the school has a
working science lab. This would bring the TSC teachers up to 3.
further 6 teachers are funded by the BOM plus a cook, matron and watchman.
Note; This is a heavy
burden on parents who must pay 5000 Kes per child per term with boarders paying
an extra 1,000 Kes.