Pupils from two schools in Nyeri and Meru counties were treated to a surprise visit by the national broadcaster KBC radio presenters.
The learners from Kiandu and Mulanthakari primary schools had a fun-filled day interacting with radio personalities from the English Service and KBC Radio Taifa.
Amid the excitement, the young learners were gifted with radio sets, with which they will now be able to follow CBC educational radio broadcasts aired on KBC in partnership with the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD).
The presenters put a smile on the faces of the young learners who were nominated by the stations’ ardent followers.
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The two stations have been giving listeners an opportunity to nominate exceptional schools that win radio sets through the radio in the classroom activation programme launched by KBC last month.
For the Kiandu pupils, lady luck smiled on them through Irungu Ndirangu, a sundowner enthusiast who nominated the school. They were treated to entertainment even as the youngsters got an opportunity to showcase different talents and commentary skills.
An elated Jackson Waweru, the headteacher of Kiandu primary school in Nyeri, hailed KBC for meeting the needs of the learners.
“This radio set is a crucial teaching resource that shall convey radio lessons in the classroom. It will help the pupils to keep abreast with the informative programmes, Covid-19 guidelines and news happening across the country” he said.
Jonathan Maingi, a Radio Taifa fan, nominated Mulanthakari Primary School, Mikinduri in Meru for the Kiswahili programme dubbed “Inua Elimu.”
The public school built in 1957 was picked for its sustained sterling performance in academics and sports. Presenter Rashid Mwamkondo handed over a radio set to the overjoyed pupils.
The school has been at the forefront championing the success of the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC).
Two other schools namely Kibichiku primary in Kabete and Star of the land education centre in Kibra are beneficiaries of the programme targeting eight regions across the country.
Reporting/Photos by Jackson Mnyamwezi