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Gov't secondary school with only 2 teachers to be closed

The Kenyan secondary school also failed to admit Form One students

Education CS Amina Mohamed at a girls school during the 2018 KCSE exam (Twitter)

Mathare-ini Secondary School, Murang'a County, is facing closure after the school was left with only its principal and deputy principal.

According to parents at the school, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) transferred all eight members of the teaching staff at the beginning of the year.

The parents further disclosed that the school did not have a Form Two class in 2018, which led to a mass transfer of students from the facility.


Only 47 Students

In the same year, the school only had 47 students who were all transferred to nearby schools.

School Principal Patrick Mwangi explained that mass transfers are to blame for the extremely low school population.

He, however, encouraged parents not to withdraw their children from the school saying that they are working on bringing in more students into the school.

"Low enrollment has been a challenge to the school but we have put mechanisms in place to attract more learners this year," Mwangi stated.


Kigumo Deputy Director of Education David Kigaya assured the public that a series of stakeholder meeting had been held to change parents' attitude toward the school.


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