OLYMPIC PRIMARY SCHOOL UPGRADED AT SH31.9 MILLION BY BRITAM AND LAXMANBHAI.

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The Olympic Primary in Kibera in Nairobi.

BY SAM ALFAN

 

Congestion at Olympic Primary School will be a thing of the past following the unveiling of 15 new classrooms and rehabilitation of five others in joint financing by Britam Holdings and

Laxmanbhai Construction Limited.

The project is estimated at a Sh31.9 million.

Britam contributed Sh21 million towards the project while contributed Sh10.9 million.

The new classrooms will provide the much needed space for leaners at the school which has over 4000 students mainly drawn from the nearby Kibera Informal Settlement in Nairobi.

Speaking today while handing over the classrooms to the Nairobi County Government at the school, Britam Holdings Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Stephen Wandera said that the company will continue working closely with the county government to invest in the education sector.

“I call upon other like-minded organizations to partner with county governments and invest in the future of Kenya’s children,” said the CEO.

Nairobi County Deputy Governor Jonathan Mueke lauded the companies saying that the county government will partner with more companies to build secondary schools in order to increase the transition rate from primary to secondary schools.

“The provision of free primary education has led to high enrolment rates in primary level thus training available resources. The transition rate to secondary school from primary schools is still low and the county government will work towards building more secondary schools,” he said.

The Deputy Governor also said that there are many dilapidated schools in the county due to limited resources available from the national government leaving the schools in a bad state.

“Education is a national government function and the resources available to the education ministry are strained due to high demands in the sector thus there is need for more partnerships to improve the sector by providing infrastructure to better the learning environment,” he said.

 

 

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