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Pain as schools turn classrooms into rental houses

As the coronavirus virus continue to hit the country, thousands of students are not sure of resuming to their learning institutions as schools reopen in January as the majority of the private schools have 

turned their facilities into rental houses so as to be able to earn an income to cater for their bills.

227,000 teachers miss pay as economy takes a beating: The StandardAccording to Peter Ndoro, the Kenya Private Schools Association (KPSA) chief executive, private institutions adding up to 136 schools have been closed down permanently after being hit hard by the pandemic. This leaves more than 45,000 students with no schools to resume when the time for schools resumptions comes.

This poses a huge challenge as the majority of the schools that have already been shut down had candidates who were looking forward to taking their final examinations.

Private school owners who have not closed down their institutions have been forced to convert them into rentals or even farms so that they can earn a living. Schools like Whistling Thorn School in Kawangware’s Dagoretti North Constituency have been turned into a rental house comprising of one-bedroomed houses.Private school transforms into farm to beat corona crisis: The ...

pic:classroom being used for rearing chicken

 “The school had Pre-primary to Class Six. With more than 15 rooms, we have redesigned them into one bed-roomed houses, and each goes for Sh15,000 a month,” said the owner of the school.




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KPSA Kawangware Kenya Private Schools Association Peter Ndoro Whistling Thorn School


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