Kari primary school management grappling with learning infrastructural challenges has petitioned Kisii county government to review its proposal to construct a cancer hospital next to the learning institution.
The management expressed its fears over possible interference of the school’s learning programmes among others by the proposed hospital.
Addressing a section of the parents in the school,Board chairman Antony Moindi said although the hospital project was a noble idea,its location was unsuitable for young learners.
According to the board, the health facility was likely to generate unsafe medical stores and supplies waste, fumes from an incinerator and noise from blurring ambulances and posing a stiff competition for the school’s expansion.
Wailing from members of bereaved families will traumatize the learners,it was further claimed.
The chairman recommended an alternative site for the cancer hospital following a visit by environmental impact assessment team.
Abel Maseno,the Head Teacher, decried turning of a section of the Kisii-Keroka highway by motorists into a black spot where the school’s learners continued to be involved in road accidents.
Maseno cited last term and early this year where a total of four learners had been separately hit by vehicles.
He called for erection of road safety barriers and signs to avert further loss of learners’ lives and maiming and urged motorists to drive responsibly when approaching the spot.
The Head Teacher lamented over constraints the adolescent girl-child underwent through in the school owing to lack of sanitary towels provision.
Appealing for donation of the supplies to help retain the girl-child in school during the physiological experiences, Maseno clarified the programme on the same by Education Ministry currently catered for class eight candidates.
Kari primary, is a perennial leading school in the county posting sterling KCPE results.