Note of a meeting of the Eburru Primary School Trust
on Tuesday 4 Feb
Present: Mr Karanja Headteacher, Nicole Church, Kara Hamblen, James Kanyi IT
teacher, Maximo Chege Teacher, Gill Marshall-Andrews TAS UK.
Current roll: 596 –
roughly 50% boys/girls.
New Class 1 intake
54 (22 boys, 32 girls) which is down a bit on last year’s .
Children are still registering for the new year so the number will
The nearby private
school run by Camp Brethren takes a lot of the abler children so the
Primary school is not a true cross section of ability.
There are 17 TSC
teachers and 5 paid for by parents. The government has recruited
over 8000 newly qualified teachers who will be deployed as interns (
cheaper than TSC teachers). It is not clear if Eburru will get any
The mean score in
2019 was 193 – up from 191 in 2018. The number taking the exam
went down a little. The HT is confident that the current Standard 8
is of a higher ability so the target Mean Score for 2020 is 230.
There was a
discussion about the government tablets delivered 2 years ago. There
are 85 of them plus 2 teachers laptops and a projector. Also a
None of them are in
use. This is obviously a huge wasted investment that is replicated
across the country.
Kara and Nicole
offered to find an IT person in Naivasha and try to diagnose the
problem and maybe fix it!
GMA agreed to
contact Njenga at the lodge to arrange for 2 teachers to go down to
the conference centre and download content for use in the school
laptops and TV. The signal in Eburru is very weak which makes
downloading material very difficult.
GMA explained that
the funding for the renovation of the classrooms has not come through
yet. She will try to progress this – again!
Nicole and Kara will
activate the bank account and sort out signatories which are now out
note: there is KES 398k in the account. This balance is because some funds from the Eburru Secondary School Trust were transferred to the EPST account when the secondary trust account was closed.