Interior security C.S Fred Matiang’i visit in Tharaka Nithi County to assess the preparedness of schools towards fighting Covid-19 has revealed that a total of 311 school girls from the county are expectant.
Addressing press at Ikuu girls high school in Meru south Chuka igambangombe sub county, Matiang’i ordered for a follow up to ensure the pregnant girls return school terming pregnancy not to be an excuse for them to stay at home.
“We have in records that 311 school girls from Tharaka Nithi are expectant, but we have agreed with the security team to identify their whereabouts and ensure they report back to school. We will make sure they are supported in every way possible for them to learn smoothly,’’ said Matiang’i
During the visit, 84 students from Kajiuduthi boys secondary had not reported back which led to the C.S ordering for their tracking and bring them back to school.
“I have visited a school where 84 students have not yet reported back. We have therefore agreed with the county commissioner, her security team and county director of education to mount a man hunt for the students to bring them back since the principal has given us the list,’’ He said.
Apart from Kajiuduthi boys’ secondary and Ikuu girls, the C.S visited Kiereni primary school also in Meru south Igambang’ombe subcounty.Although 45 students had not reported back in Ikuu girls, the principal said was in touch with all of them and a good number had reported in the morning hours.
He lauded school heads from the county for having put proper measures to curve Covid-19 spreading and termed them as a blessing, from the work they are doing in ensuring that institutions run smoothly.
“I am very impressed by schools from the measures they have put in place and in the manner in which they have organized themselves. In each of the schools I have visited, they have over 50 hand washing points meaning they are totally ready to deal with the pandemic,’’ he observed.
Matiang’i finally urged everyone to support the school heads to ensure the schools operate smoothly to better the lives of the children.