In a swift response to the medical emergency at St. Theresa’s Eregi Girls High School in Ikolomani Sub-County where students manifest difficulty in walking, Government Officials and local leaders have taken decisive steps to address the situation and ensure the safety and well-being of the learners.
Representing H.E FCPA Governor Fernandes Barasa on Tuesday, the County Executive Committee Member (CECM) for Education, Science and Technology Dr. Bonface Okoth alongside the CECM Health Services Dr. Benard Wesonga and other key stakeholders of the school said the Government is committed to finding a solution to the health challenge.
According to the County Executive, the incident, which resulted in over 95 students being hospitalized prompted an urgent meeting and thorough discussions among all the stakeholders involved with blood samples from the affected students being sent to the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) in Nairobi and Kisumu Counties for further analysis.
Dr Okoth underscored the County Government’s unwavering commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of all students in learning institutions and assured that efforts will be made to create a conducive learning environment where students can thrive academically, free from disruptions and harm.
The CECM further assured the County Government’s dedication to collaborating with all stakeholders to address unexpected issues that may emerge in learning institutions across the County.
The BOM, Ministry of Education officials, TSC representatives and the school’s sponsor agreed to allow Form 1, 2, and 3 students to break temporarily and are expected to report back next week once the situation has been carefully assessed and necessary measures put in place to prevent any recurrence of similar situation.
Also present were officials from the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), the Ministry of Education, Parents, the school’s Board of Management (BOM) and the entire fraternity of the school.