Water shortages in schools affecting learning activities
Water shortages in schools affecting learning activities. During this dry period, water and other natural resources depending on the rains have been greatly affected. The dryspell period which is not predicted when to end has rooted to schools where it affects learning activities.
Initially the water problem was well known to affect North Eastern Regions. But in the past one month the drought and scarce of water is being experienced countrywide. Schools seem to be highly affected mostly the ones with lack of mass water storage.
A research from our media team , Education Highlights, revealed that many schools are in dependant of water from local communities. But schools with highest number of students are forced to buy water from Water Transporting Agencies.
The least fortune schools who are unable to buy water or not having means of accessing clean water, tend to release learners to nearby rivers to fetch water for their use.
This problem is interfering with the school routine where games time,when the learners needs to refresh, is affected. Since it is the only time when they can get to the rivers and fetch water and end up spending more time because of long queues.
Therefore some heads from the Education offices are advising school heads to make plans of storing more water so that it is being used in this state.
‘We have noticed alot of movements of learners going to fetch water for their cleaning activities, this can retard the learning process and activities, therefore innovative ways and measures should be put in place for mass storage of water,” Mr. Keter Nyamira North Sub-County Director denoted.
Kenya suffers from a severe water crisis due to multiple causes, including droughts, forest degradation, floods, a lack of water supply management, the contamination of water,population growth and climate change which is the major cause of water crisis.