• Sunday, 23 June 2024
Over 600 Pupils Forced Out Of School By Floods in Lamu

Over 600 Pupils Forced Out Of School By Floods in Lamu

 More than 600 pupils from Mokowe Arid Zone primary and boarding school in Lamu County have been sent home following heavy flooding at the school.

The school has been temporarily closed as the Board of Management (BOM) and the disaster management team from Lamu County Government work to remove clogged waters.

According to the County Director of Education Joshua Kaaga, the flooding was caused by heavy rains that have been experienced in the area for the past few weeks.

The school has been grappling with the flooding issue for a while, but it got worse in the last few days, prompting the Public Health officers and the school management to send the pupils home.

Mr. Bakari Ahmed Lausi, the BOM chair, said that the situation was not conducive for learners, and that they are planning with relevant authorities to see how they can salvage the matter.

He added that the flooding has caused damage to the school's infrastructure, including toilets, dormitories and the school's Mosque.

The school management has urged parents to be patient as they work to resolve the issue and ensure that the school is safe for learners to return.

They have also requested parents to keep an eye on their children to ensure that they stay safe during this period.

The flooding issue in Mokowe is not unique, as many other villages in the area have been grappling with the same problem.

The Lamu County Government has promised to work with stakeholders to find a lasting solution to the problems.

In the meantime, the school management has urged parents to keep their children at home until the situation is resolved.

 

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