NOTE OF A MEETING AT BOKA PRIMARY SCHOOL
ON 28 FEBRUARY 2020
Farhia Mahamud BOM
acting chair, Peter Makau Mulwa HT, Mercy Njeru, book store/acting deputy HT, J oseph Matoo
ICT and library teacher, Ibrahim
Barhu Parents’ rep, Stephen Kameti TAS/KWS, Gill Marshall-Andrews TAS UK.
The banda that has been the subject of dispute for some
months has now been repaired and looks good – except that there is sand on the floor
rather than cement.
The fence is still in poor condition and not fit for
The school site was free of litter.
Some of the trees planted at the Conservation Day last year
are alive but most are not.
The school community has clearly made an effort to improve
the school site but there is still much to be done.
393 on roll – 200 boys and 193 girls.
145 ECD children – in 2 classes.
8 TSC teachers – 2 are female.
I male teacher employed by the BOM – for religious
2 teachers for ECD – one female employed by BOM and one male
by the county.
Parents contribute water and wood for cooking the rice and
beans provided by the government.
The school roll is growing consistently from 82 in Class 1
down to 27 in Class 8.
The banda is acceptable now so in principle the school can
apply for further funding for new projects.
However, there are no children in the two dormitories TAS funded
some time ago. There are teachers
staying in the dormitories. The reason
given was that there was insufficient water available for boarders. The children who live too far away to walk to
school every day are boarded out with local families.
GMA explained that this was unacceptable. The buildings had been funded for children
not teachers who were apparently staying there free of charge.
GMA explained that a solution had to be found by the school
to enable children to return to the dormitories. Until that time there would be no further
The library is in a very poor condition and new books
provided by the government are locked away.
The first project to be considered by TAS when the dormitory position is
sorted out will be cupboards in the library.
This will enable the books to be accessed and cared for appropriately.