Precious talent school in Nairobi whose classroom collapsed in September, 2019; leaving eight kids dead
Precious talent school in Nairobi whose classroom collapsed in September, 2019; leaving eight kids dead

The Ministry of Education has said a total of 2,148 schools were closed countrywide for failing to meet basic registration requirements. This follows an audit that was conducted in term 3 of 2019. The audit came in light of the Precious talent school traged where a classroom collapsed on the morning of Monday September 23, 2019; the accident at the school claimed the lives of eight learners.

Through a circular dated September 26, 2019 the Ministry had directed for immediate closure of all schools that do not meet the Set Safety regulations thus exposing learners to dangers.

“Following the infrastructure report received in this office (Education Headquarters), it was noted that 2148 schools were not registered and therefore were closed, while 2060 were marked for reassessment,” reads a circular from the Ministry; dated December 9, 2019.

According to an earlier circular by Education Principal Secretary Dr Belio Kipsang; ‘It has been observed that some basic education institutions have been established without following due process. A number of institutions exist without registration certificates while others have failed to reapply for re-registration when their circumstances change… Most of those institutions do not meet the minimum standards required of them to be registered and some of them have infrastructure that are below standard and which pose danger to the learners.’

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CLOSED SCHOOLS

In the just released audit report, the Rift Valley leads with the highest number of unregistered schools (at 583) and is followed closely by Nairobi Region which has 578 schools. Consequently, 488 schools were closed in the Rift Valley Region, while 356 of such schools were closed in Nairobi.

“You are required to ensure that all schools closed remain closed until they comply. They should be taken through the process of registration once they comply,” the Ministry orders Regional and County Directors of Education.

A total of 476 schools in the Rift Valley have been earmarked for reassessment. Nairobi, Eastern and Nyanza have 420, 415 and 356 schools; respectively. The Ministry orders that the schools reassessed for compliance as soon as schools reopen on January 6, 2020.

“You (Regional and County Directors of Education) should liaise with the Ministry of Interior at all levels to enforce compliance. Reports on action taken should reach the office of the Principal Secretary by 10th February, 2020,” adds the Ministry.

FULL AUDIT REPORT

The table below shows the full audit report from the Education Ministry;

Region County No of Schools Audited No of schools not Registered No of schools closed No of schools to be reassessed
Nairobi Nairobi 975 578 273 426
Total 975 578 273 426
Central Kiambu 309 123 37 108
Central Kirinyaga 90 38 30 0
Central Murang’a 207 41 34 39
Central Nyandarua 324 22 10 46
Central Nyeri 103 27 28 7
Total . 1033 251 139 200
Coast Kilifi 140 147 107 9
Coast Kwale 75 52 38 17
Coast Lamu 17 15 15 2
Coast Mombasa 72 58 33 21
Coast Taita Taveta 40 31 9 26
Coast Tana River 29 16 15 1
Total . 373 319 237 76
Eastern Embu 115 7 10 1
Eastern Isiolo 59 8 8 15
Eastern Kitui 152 69 56 90
Eastern Machakos 270 61 52 141
Eastern Makueni 217 36 19 17
Eastern Marsabit 135 22 25 42
Eastern Meru 251 251 147 104
Eastern Tharaka Nithi 20 15 12 5
Total . 1219 469 329 415
North Eastern Garissa 110 17 17 10
North Eastern Mandera 114 5 6 27
North Eastern Wajir 15 1 7 1
Total . 239 23 30 38
Nyanza Homa Bay 101 101 101 0
Nyanza Kisii 244 198 123 89
Nyanza Kisumu 72 65 57 13
Nyanza Migori 71 49 28 43
Nyanza Nyamira 87 69 14 55
Nyanza Siaya 63 56 42 21
Total . 638 538 356 221
Rift Valley Baringo 96 5 5 20
Rift Valley Bomet 63 26 29 26
Rift Valley Elgeyo Marakwet 57 41 16 20
Rift Valley Kajiado 76 32 25 42
Rift Valley Kericho 112 8 22 37
Rift Valley Laikipia 60 3 10 6
Rift Valley Nakuru 318 119 68 25
Rift Valley Nandi 190 72 72 62
Rift Valley Narok 160 134 58 72
Rift Valley Samburu 40 12 14 4
Rift Valley Trans Nzoia 139 46 83 56
Rift Valley Turkana 123 5 6 6
Rift Valley Uasin Gishu 97 45 45 52
Rift Valley West Pokot 180 35 35 48
Total . 1711 583 488 476
Western Bungoma 239 49 61 49
Western Busia 110 39 39 25
Western Kakamega 263 131 126 92
Western Vihiga 300 76 34 42
Total . 912 295 260 208
Grand Total . 7100 3055 2148 2060

 

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