Deputy President Dr. William Ruto has said that the ministry of education will carry out an audit to ascertain the safety of all school buildings countrywide.
The DP said this at the Kenyatta National Hospital where he visited pupils of Precious Talent Academy nursing injuries after a tragic wall accident on Monday.
“The Ministry of Education will carry out an audit to ascertain the safety of all school buildings countrywide to avert incidents that put the lives of learners at risk.” said DP Ruto.
DP Ruto looks at one of the affected pupil. Photo|Courtesy
He added that schools should ensure that safety standards and conducive learning environment are set to enable pupils concentrate on their studies.
“We must ensure a conducive learning experience for our children, including laying proper infrastructure and enhancing safety standards. Learners should concentrate on class work and not worry for their safety.” he added.
Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha also noted that there has been little effort by stakeholders to ensure safety standards and environment in schools, adding that his ministry will ensure that is adhered to.
The incident which occurred at 6.45 am in the morning saw at least seven pupils die as 64 others taken to hospital.
The CS add that the school has been closed for four days to give room for investigation and ensure the safety of the pupils.