By MN Reporter
Saint Francis Wiga Girls Secondary School founded in the year 2019 by joint effort of local education stakeholders and area Suna West member of Parliament Peter Masara has turned out to be a shining star as the only girl secondary in Wiga division.
Within a short time, the school’s population has exploded to 370 students in both day and boarding sections with 125 girls being borders in form three and four.
The school principal Rosebela Waga told Migori News that the number is a positive move since they started their classes at Masara Mixed Secondary before Teachers Service Commission (TSC) organized for deployment of teachers to the school.
Waga said they are living to their motto of ‘Aspire to Excell” and a vision to develop a Holistic girl their mission is to provide quality teaching and naturing of girls’ values and competence.
They receive spiritual nourishment through the guidance of the Roman Catholic church and motivational speakers to motivate the students.
“We are competent and capable to give best results due to joint efforts by the education stakeholders who are working tirelessly with the BOM marketing the school positively to ensure the students have a good learning environment as teachers can work at ease through provision both learning and teaching resources which has led to increase in population.” Waga said.
The local NG-CDF has been key in putting infrastructure like laboratory, dormitory, teachers houses, classrooms and the administration block with help too from free day secondary education fund.
“We have parents so dedicated to see our school excel and are indebted to the local community for accepting and trusting the institution and bringing their girls to study at St. Francis Wiga girls.” She noted.Waga also noted that the area MP Jon. Peter Francis Masara has shown his dedication to promote girl child education especially after he single highhandedly bought a 2 1/2 acre of land to start the school with a dream that the children have the opportunity to go to school and achieve the dreams to change the narrative of the society.
“As an institution and it’s management, we have the dream to grow big through quantity and quality projecting a population of about 600 in the next 3-4 years and this is the school to watch. The candidates are ready, charged and committed to set the records to beat other already existing schools in the county. We are equally working together as we remind ourselves on what the school stands for as the sky is not the limit for us.” She said.
However other challenges still exists towards attaining their goals and among them being those that affect the girl childs’ education.
The area in which the school is located is prone to gold mining activities and as a major source of income and poverty levels being high.
Waga lamented over the rate at which these factors contributes towards girls dropping out of school or failing to attend classes regularly.