Girimacha Primary school is among the 10 schools supported by the ASSETS programme. However the for the past few years that has not been possible because of poor performance. The school has recurrently recorded poor results in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education(K.C.P.E) exams. For this reason , a meeting headed by the ASSETS chairman Mr. Hemedi Ndonga, was scheduled on the 30th of July 2015 between parents, teachers and the ASSETS committee to evaluate the cause of the performance drop.
The parents were saddened by the fact that teachers were not concerned about the pupils well being and they cited an example of the head teacher who arrives in school at noon everyday yet he is the one being looked upon by the pupils. The issue of having tuition for the children also arose and it was noticed that there is only one teacher conducting tuition among the pupils.
A lot more issues were raised between the teachers and the parents but the important thing was, both the teachers and parents were ready to work together as a team to make sure their children performed well academically.
Mr. Hemedi emphasized to both the parents and teachers that education is the best gift they can give a child and they should work together tirelessly to ensure that discipline is maintained in the school from the dress code, punctuality and good morals among the students and teachers.
“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6