Government to supply water in public schools

The government has plans to provide water in all public schools in the country in a bid to improve sanitation.

Speaking when he officially launched the sinking of a borehole at Shimo la Tewa primary school in Kitale over the weekend, Water Cabinet Secretary (CS), Eugene Wamalwa said Kenya had received a Sh.500 million grant from the Egyptian government to help the government accomplish the water provision plans.

The money will be used to sink boreholes in public primary and secondary schools in western and parts of North Rift, he said.

He said that he had launched the same project at Makutano primary school in Bungoma last week. According to the plan, all public schools will have constant supply of water in the coming five years.

On education, the CS said that scrapping of examination fee in both primary and secondary schools was the government’s efforts towards leveling grounds of education for all Kenyans.

Gone are the days when pupils and students would fail to sit their examination because of lack of examination fee as the government also intends to offer free secondary education, he said.

The CS also donated a school bus to the school.

Source: Kenya News Agency