BOKA PRIMARY SCHOOL ON 22 JANUARY 2021
Mulwa HT, Stephen Kameti TAS/KWS co-ordinator, Gill
Marshall-Andrews TAS UK.
members joined the meeting at different times.k
the school had the feel of better management than before. Basically cleaner and well organised. The HT very ‘on the ball’.
in November / December meant poor harvest.
government feeding programme is in place.
Between September and December food was provided for students to take
home. Since the start of Jan when school
was fully opened they are feeding children at school. Rice, beans, oil and salt at quantities
recommended by WFP.
456 childfen on roll plus 160 in the two nursery classes.
27 students in Class 8, 13 boys and 14 girls.
Some of the
trees planted last year have died but some have survived and are flourishing!
performance contract requires him to plant 100 trees a year – mainly Neem.
receives 735/- for each student. The
budget is agreed with the Board of Management and allocated to vote heads:
watchman, ICT, science/Tech, infrastructure, power, water, conservation.
books and teachers materials are sourced from the School Institute Materials
Bank account SIMBA. Parents are asked to
buy the exercise books. They also buy
uniforms and pay 200/- per year towards a teacher, firewood, water and exams.
the government pays for sports programmes although this is not clear in other
Competence Based Curriculum was introduced in 2019. Class 3 is assessed nationally and results
are discussed with parents. Parents can
pay more to ‘motivate’ the teachers!!
including the HT
provided by the county.
All 4 tanks
are connected to gutters and have some water still. This is expected to run out soon so school
will probably have to buy water before the rains. GMA will investigate possibility of a large
tank with ASDF.
needs completely re-building. It needs
150 concrete posts. The school has
purchased 40, parents have purchased 40 and they are asking for TAS to do
another 40. Each post costs 2000/- so
cost of 40 = 80,000/- ie £600.
government solar system is supposed to be repaired by the government. The school would like 2 MKopa systems and
more cupboards for the library.
books are coming from KNLib and 100 desks have just been delivered.
built girls dormitory was very well cared for with 6 girls and a matron. More girls are expected as the term
progresses. The water tank in the
compound burst in the heat. The school
will apply to the Min of Education for a replacement.
dormitory funded by CDF is still unfinished.