School Profile

  

HIRIMANI SECONDARY SCHOOL EXECUTIVE SUMMMARY

INTRODUCTION

The school was established in the year 1988 to cater for the local community and the settlers children. The school is under the Bura Irrigation scheme Project (BISP) under interim registration No: it has no title deed on a small land of 0.45 ha

FACILITIES COMMENT

a) Administration block adequate but needs renovation

b) Staff quarters not available but are necessary for 2 teachers to be accommodated and the school workers.

c) Dinning hall available but without furniture it also requires doors windows and doors which were destroyed in the late 90’s during school strikes.

d) Kitchen a large kitchen is available which was designed to use gas four large gas cylinders are available. The system is now rundown and needs to be refurnished.

 

e) Special rooms 3 are available one is being used as a girls dormitory. One is a library without books and furniture.

f) Laboratory one is available but the water system is non functional, gas system also needs heavy renovations

g) Classes six are available is two blocks one is used as a boys dormitory. The electrical system windows doors and furniture need replacement.

h) Ablution block two are available but the water system is completely destroyed. They are currently not used. They need heavy renovations one is assigned to girls.

STAFF ESTABLISHMENT Ten teachers are available nine employed by TSC . two are volunteers

1. Mr. Ambaka Douglas -Headteacher

2. Mr. Awadh Ngundewe -Ag Deputy Heateacher

3. Mr. Abashora Henry -Kiswahili/Geo

4. Mr. Makeo Evans -Chem/Biology

5. Mr. Ndung’u Joshua -Physics/Mathematics

6. Mr. Mwangi Peter -Bio/Chem

7. Mr. David Kangethe -Hist/Geo

8. Mr. D’mann Abubakar -Commerce/Accounts

9. Miss King’ara Susan -English

10. Miss Mariam Hiyeti -Arabic/IRE (Volunteer)

11. Miss Asha Salim -Eng/Business studies (Volunteer)

NON- TEACHING STAFF

1.  Watchman -Shaibu Babo deployed as groundsman

3. Groundsman -Ramadhan Jillo (deployed as a cook) 

3. Accounts clerk-Salim Deye

2. Secretary-Sylvia Kahenzeka

3. Laboratory assistant - Elizabeth Jecinta

4. matron/catress-none

5. store keeper - Purity Oside

6. office messenger-none

7. Said Desse-KPR watchman 8. Hassan Bodole-KPR watchman

STUDENT ESTABLISHMENT

REASOINS FOR LOW ENROLMENT

1. inadequate boarding facilities (No dormitory)

2. staff quarters to enhance s

3. matron/catress is not available

4. irregular water supply (no adequate storage)

5. irregular lighting (Disconnections due to delayed payments)

6. negative attitude from parents and community

7. non performing students are discontinued

FEES DEBTS IV STUDENTS

YEAR 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004

AMOUNT 112,300 121,410 56,800 65,140 120,090 160,500 424480 167142 249830 99000

1. PARENTS FAIL TO HONOR their pledges as soon as registration is done.

2. high poverty index among parents/peasant farmers

5. SCHOOL CREDITORS (SUPPLIES)  EXAMINATION RESULTS

Results in the National Exams are not encouraging.

Possible reasons

1. Entry characteristics of students in form one is very low in order to allow school to continue operating, we enroll-low achievers

2. lack of total co-operation from parents in the following areas:-

i) Irregular payment or no payment at all which leads to the fact that learning tools cannot be bought in good time.

ii) Lack of text books, exercise books, desks chairs

iii) Indiscipline student who are few are supported by parents to draw attention from the core business of the school i.e teachers may spend a lot of time with parents of such students at the expense of teaching parents ignore this fact and they get irritated if a teacher does not attend to them immediately

iv) Harsh climate – very hot in the afternoon.

v) Lack of a competition from other secondary schools. Hirimani sec school is surrounded by primary schools. Students hardly interact with their contemporaries. Education excursions are expensive to undertake.

vi) No role model

SUMMARY OF RESULTS

YEAR 1991 1992 1994 1995 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2

MEAN GRADE D D- D D D- D- D D- D D+ D D

REMARKS

1. Improvement was realized in 2001 the highest ever in the school.

2. Programs and strategies put in place that were not in force included

a) Encouraging parents to send students to school on the 1st day of opening.

b) Form IV writing full examinations from the first day of every opening day. These exams are bought from external examiners.

c) Two weeks holiday tuition for all the students and parents were paying a minimal of 300/=

d) Saturday preps compulsory.

e) On discipline case the administration was given a free hand in dealing with cases. e.g students engaging in drug abuse and unrepentant were discontinued

f) Non performing students were asked to repeat.

3) POSSIBLE REASONS FOR PERFORMANCE STAGNATING AT 3.44

i) Parents do not bring students to school on first day

ii) Parents do not send student for holiday.

iii) Parents do not pay holiday tuition of 400/= hence it has discouraged teachers.

iv) Parents openly criticizing the teachers and the school.

v) PTA reneging on agreed upon issues such as non-performing students to repeat .

vi) Teachers do not supervise Saturday preps.

CONCLUSION

The principal requests that in order for him to concentrate in core business of the school thus teaching the following issues be addressed by our new BOG immediately.

i) since all buildings are completely rundown, they need major repairs. Members must petition the area M.P Hon Haji Ali Wario to a locate funds to undertake major repairs and purchase books and furniture.

ii) Ways and means should be found to help the school recover over one million four hundred is fees debts. This money then can be used to offset the worker salary areas.

iii) We all need to vigorously campaign for the school to attain water and food security. The school needs large water storage facilities. And on their individual or official capacities approach charitable organizations such as:-

a) constituency development fund

b) central steering committee

c) drought recovery

d) C.D.T.F

e) Kenya charity

iv) the principal is under great strain to perform duties of

i) accounts clerk

ii) secretary

iii) storekeeper

iv) matron and cannot be effective.

Therefore, I pray that the new BOG finds ways of raising money to employ qualified support staff. Further to this, one realization of the fact that a secretary can be trained in ACNC and a matron can double as a storekeeper.

OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS

1. Staff quarters even of temporary should be constructed for the Headmaster, and Boarding master to live on the compound as recommended by the MOEST.

2. Fencing of the compound must be completed to enhance security.

3. text books for all the subjects must be bought as soon as possible if the performance is to be improved.

Thank you in advance for reading.

Yours faithfully,

Ambaka Douglas

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