Gutted Labs At Moi Girls Eldoret To Be Rebuilt
Efforts are underway to rebuild and equip two laboratories and a home science lab that were destroyed by fire at Moi Girls High School in Eldoret on Thursday night.
Esther Koimett, Principal Secretary (PS) of the State Department of Broadcasting and Telecommunications, assured parents, teachers, students, and the general public that the facilities would be rebuilt as soon as possible so that students could resume their practical lessons.
Koimett, who was speaking to journalists at the school, stated that officers from the Ministry of Public Works had already visited the school and were conducting an assessment to determine the extent of the damage.
“The officers will be able to give us an assessment of the damage and how much it will cost to restore the structures,” she said, adding that the labs need to be restored in the shortest time possible to allow students to continue learning.
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According to the PS, the school board will meet to plan for an alternative space to be used as a lab in the meantime, allowing students to continue with lessons while new facilities are being built.
Koimett, the chairperson of Moi Girls’ board, assured parents that no one was injured in the incident and that normalcy has returned to the institution.
According to Ainabkoi Deputy County Commissioner Charles Laboso, preliminary investigations indicate the fire was caused by an electrical fault, and there is no evidence of foul play.
“We are happy that there was a prompt response from the county fire department that managed to put off the fire before the inferno spreading to cause more damage.