Because wonders shall never cease in this our jungle Kenya, a video has emerged showing pupils from two different grades sharing a classroom at the same time.
As schools reopened on Monday, January 4 following a nine-month break occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic, Grade 4 and Class 8 learners from Ng’ambo Primary School in Baringo County were forced to learn from the same room simultaneously.
This after their school was submerged in water from lakes Baringo and Bogoria whose levels have been rising over the past year.
In a video shared by media outlets, two teachers are seen teaching the two sets of learners at Seriani ECDE Centre which has only one structure.
One teacher is seen teaching Grade 4 English on the left side of the room while the other teaches religious studies. They can be heard speaking over each other, with their respective pupils doing their best to focus on the lesson.
The video has elicited mixed reactions on social media, with some internet users faulting the teachers. Others called out local leaders and the government for failing to construct and rehabilitate classrooms in time for the resumption of in-class learning.
Watch the video below and read some reactions thereafter.
State of the Nation 💔 https://t.co/4FQNTgwIIu
— 𝐊𝐨𝐰𝐚𝐥𝐬𝐤𝐢🇰🇪 (@_bkosgei) January 4, 2021
Wueh, this country bro. I pity the kids. https://t.co/NjAEaCPeg8
— GODMade (@dreaMRippa) January 4, 2021
This breaks my heart..we had 9 months to change not forgetting the elected leaders. The priorities in this country make me sick. https://t.co/FvpY01PHKl
— Wilber Amwayi (@wilberzipper) January 4, 2021
There’s someone whose kids or kins are in these classrooms and he’s out here hyping BBI because it will accommodate his favorite politician. It be our own doing. https://t.co/S1DJflyGFf
— Private Figure (@privatefigure_) January 4, 2021
What is this surely?
Where is the Governor? The MP? The Women Rep? The MCA?
We are failing these children. https://t.co/63Z6SWGgfO
— Elayne (@ElayneOkaya) January 4, 2021
This is now too much! Let me laf 🤣🤣🤣 it’s definitely crack! https://t.co/6vIu6PlcHR
— EmmaMwatha (@mwatha_emma) January 4, 2021
Shit hole country that’s what we are. Smh https://t.co/qTGdUoDasS
— Jamor (@glenn_tonny) January 4, 2021
I couldn’t understand anything however much I tried to concentrate. I pity our kids esp. in Baringo. We have leaders there. The teachers were just ensuring a message is home. https://t.co/kSmuOKAYTe
Is this a joke? https://t.co/YiE3eT6d8u
— Mugambi Nandi (@MugambiNandi) January 4, 2021
Kenya for you ! What is this now ????? https://t.co/4YMs2yBfDZ
— bosibori (@bosibori_Ke) January 4, 2021
— Kibet Kemei (@KemeiDommy) January 4, 2021
When you thought you have seen all kind of madness in Kenya then you see this😅😂😥😢😭! Very sad! Who bewitched Kenya really? https://t.co/2DsgCqtp4J
— Alfonce Ngetich (@Alfoncekips) January 4, 2021
But, why now? These teachers are suffering too mentally. How could they do this? This could be a stage managed stuff to stir up the current situation as well. https://t.co/cguY6CrXVO
— Alexander ochelle🇰🇪 (@WuodOchelle_) January 4, 2021
This is an imagery of Kenya’s politics and the politicians together with their hirelings.
Noise. Noise. Noise. Noise.
BBI. Wheelbarrows. Tangatanga. Kieleweke. Msambweni. Kiuno. Kanairo ni mjamo.
But the people being bombarded with noise, are struggling to hear and decipher.
— Eric (@amerix) January 4, 2021
This is sad and funny at the same time. https://t.co/BnbCFJJGkA
— Crispin E Cyril (@His_RaNdom_NeSS) January 4, 2021
This country finds new ways to break our hearts every single day! How now! https://t.co/5bQqafGVpF
— Rebecca Kwanga ♒🇰🇪 (@RebeccaKwanga) January 4, 2021