School Heads Express Fears Over Lack Of Desks In Schools. Government Yet To Supply School Desks Tender

School Heads Express Fears Over Lack Of Desks In Schools. Government Yet To Supply School Desks Tender

Last Updated at: 2020-10-22 13:27:38

A month after President Uhuru Kenyatta toured Dean Achesa and Patrick Kamojo's workshop in Mtindwa along Outering Road to assess the production of school desks, the two carpenters are yet to be awarded the tender.

The procurement process has taken longer than expected. School heads have expressed fears over the lack of desks for schools to reopen gradually.

President Uhuru Kenyatta launched the Ksh1.9 billion school desk project last month, but the tour that gave hopes to the artisans is now dwindling.

"Since he departed, even the desks that we had made... we haven't got any job. The ones you are seeing here are for private schools. " Peter Owino, one of the Carpenter said.

The artisans were subjected to evaluation exercise after the president's visit. They are now complaining that the tender has taken over a month despite directive that only local carpenters would be considered in the project.

The carpenters now want the government to expedite the process as they are heavily endangered after investing over Sh2,000,000 on the project.

School heads have expressed concerns over the delayed supply of desks in time as it would be a nightmare for them when schools resume normally.

"For standard 4, the children have been sharing three learners per desk. So it is going to be a challenge when other pupils resume because we are now using desks which were used by other classes." Lidia Namisi, a headteacher at Nzoia Primary School said.

For now, the carpenters are busy focused on serving private schools for the placed orders ahead of the reopening as they await the government's promise. 

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Hery Nov 24, 2020 | 17:10:19

How I wish all counties could do the same. Covid-19 is real and schools are affected

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Michael Nov 12, 2020 | 13:15:27

Tsc is lying about promotion of teachers yet some have stayed for over ten years without promotion. Parliamentary committee on education look into this problem.

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Madina Oct 22, 2020 | 16:01:01

Kama shule haina darasa la wanafunzi watahiniwa,na walimu wote wako shuleni,hamhisi Kuwa ni seals gumu Kuwa idle tafadhali

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Mercy Karanja Oct 7, 2020 | 17:38:29

Amazing, thanks Teachers Updates for understanding what we really want. I have found the merit list for Mombasa County and I am confident I will win that position. Lets meet on ground fam 🙏

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 Oct 21, 2020 | 15:29:49

Ok

Hendrick Oct 5, 2020 | 08:49:34

Is there a county called Bungoma in this country??Why ist not reflecting there please.

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 Oct 17, 2020 | 06:27:53

Yes l come from Bungoma County, located in western region. Is among luhya based county, neighborhood to Trans Nzoia county,Kakamega county Vihiga county and Busia

 Oct 5, 2020 | 16:10:54

Yes we have Bungoma cou2

BARRAK WERE Sep 17, 2020 | 13:40:54

That number nine i think is fake, and why do they want all these documents and yet we scanned and send to them, it is just a formality which disadvantages other, most of the doctors are on strike, who will fill that form, why not private hospitals? Even the public hospital doctors do not examin, they just fill the form, what they yearn for is just money.

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jay Sep 14, 2020 | 12:06:01

Fake announcement NO money was released to pay BOM teacher #PAYBOMSALARY

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 Oct 12, 2020 | 10:02:34

I work under BOM and I was paid, consult with your principal.

 Sep 19, 2020 | 06:15:37

They should be employed instead

Ro Officio Sep 12, 2020 | 08:56:03

Wat happened to FAKE case Zack kìnùthia. FAKE is his word as he is #Paybomteachers #bomteachersdemonstrations

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Ro Officio Sep 12, 2020 | 08:56:02

Wat happened to FAKE case Zack kìnùthia. FAKE is his word as he is #Paybomteachers #bomteachersdemonstrations

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 Oct 1, 2020 | 16:40:43

uygyufyfyug

 Sep 25, 2020 | 13:56:51

We aint

Ro Officio Sep 12, 2020 | 08:55:33

Wat happened to FAKE case Zack kìnùthia. FAKE is his word as he is #Paybomteachers #bomteachersdemonstrations

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 Oct 9, 2020 | 09:47:00

The money honestly speaking was paid.I am a bom teacher and I received the boom

 Sep 20, 2020 | 10:40:51

Hapo sisemi kitu🙄

Weta Makio Sep 9, 2020 | 05:28:50

They should open schools.. Enough looting has been done in the two ministries to benefit a few individuals... They should not kill the education of the common child when their kids are learning online

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 Nov 3, 2020 | 15:40:38

If Kolanya is just few population at shool,what about the all shool.do we mean that all population will be affected. If it so shool remain close.education must take when environment allows.

 Nov 3, 2020 | 15:40:38

If Kolanya is just few population at shool,what about the all shool.do we mean that all population will be affected. If it so shool remain close.education must take when environment allows.

 Sep 15, 2020 | 04:38:23

Just help us to learn online

Erick Sep 6, 2020 | 11:05:03

#paybomsalary

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 Sep 8, 2020 | 11:06:34

Hoping that this has reached the destination.bom teachers are depressed.

 Sep 6, 2020 | 16:11:22

Where do BOG trainers in tvet institutions fall here, are they included too?

 Sep 6, 2020 | 14:22:31

Coushion Tvet Bom teachers too life is getting hard n hard every day

 Sep 6, 2020 | 11:52:43

MOE CS should resign with his advisors

Evangeline Ngoci Sep 5, 2020 | 13:57:57

Yes , as a tvet bom teacher am almost giving up in life, please Prof. Magoha help us

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 Sep 10, 2020 | 13:21:56

What is up to date?

 Sep 10, 2020 | 08:21:07

What you told as date of reopen school