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Institute students strike over poor management.

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The Institute’s Principal Mr. Geoffrey Andama (left) listens to the Institution’s students union President’s grievances at the school yesterday. By Dan Nyamanga

By Dan Nyamanga.

Nyamira Kenya 06July 2021……Students of Ekerubo Gietai Technical Institute spent the better part of Monday morning in a go slow in the school over what they termed as poor leadership and management by the administrators.

According to the school student association president Brian Omandi, the administration had frustrated the comrades after several attempts to have issues raised by them unresolved.

Omandi said his several visits into the Principal’s office Mr. Geoffrey Andama,
fell on deaf ears, for a long time.

Among the issues students’ union raised were, leaking classroom roofs,mismanagement of the medical fees charged by the administration, lack of school identification cards, trainers’ absenteeism and lack of well-equipped library.

Ekerubo Gietai Technical Training Institute student association president Mr. Brian Omandi carried away by emotions by what he termed ‘frustrations’ of
his leadership by the Management

“Today, fellow students have said enough is enough and want the issues raised
addressed. The issues have been given a deaf ear from the management of the
school for a while now and as their entrusted leader, I need the issues addressed by the Principal today so that we can move together”, said Omandi.

Omandi said that the administration was undermining and frustrating their union as
a senior administrator threatened to facilitate the dissolution of the current student body for their hard line stand.

The Institution’s head Mr. Geoffrey Andama some of the issues raised had already
been addressed few weeks ago by his deputy.

“The remaining issues needed wider consultations hence the delays and were to
going to be addressed today Monday, before they went on a go slow. The leaders
blocked other students from accessing the classrooms”, said Andama.

He added that some other concerns were impractical with the current situation.

“Some issues raised are real impossible, like conducting a culture week, disco for
fresher’s night with corona virus around us is clearly not viable, we should learn to
understand each other”, he added.

Andama said that he would address the issue so that lessons could resume to

“We are committed as a management to resolve the issues as early as possible for
classes to resume”, he added.