Located about 20 kilometres from Nyahururu town and five kilometres off the busy Nyahururu-Ng’area road, Ewaso Narok primary school has possibly the worst infrastructure in Laikipia County.
Established in the 1980s by the residents soon after the then President Daniel Arap Moi awarded land to the beneficiary of Ewaso Narok settlement scheme.
The school has seen better days and badly needs a makeover. The picture of the school’s infrastructure is shocking, here pupils learn under difficult conditions
When the Nation visited the school, we were welcomed by a picture of decay, disuse and neglect in the schools.
The school has only one bricked block which serves as the administration block it is however in a deplorable state, and the semi-permanent crumbling wooden classrooms, which have earthen floors and always muddy when it rains.
The few latrines in the school have no doors and the floor has several openings posing a big risk to the pupils using them.
Hundreds of pupils risk contracting diseases daily while in pursuit of their academic dream, with filthy toilets, dilapidated classrooms and lack of clean water posing the major risks.
Developments in the school have not kept up with the rising enrolment, which has put pressure on existing facilities.