By John Majau
Education stakeholders from Maara area have put in place elaborate plans to relocate Nturiri Boys High School to Nturiri Primary School to give way for the expansion of Chuka University Chogoria campus.
Chuka University Chogoria campus was officially opened by former Chuka University vice chancellor Prof Erastus Njoka.
The don said that expanding the institution will contribute towards enhancing the status of the area.
Prof Njoka said that the institution will also generate various development projects in the region.
“Through research and action, the university will generate knowledge to tackle various challenges facing the local community,” he proudly said.
The don praised the local community led by Maara MP Kareke Mbiuki for engaging with the university to start a campus devoid of politics or any resistance.
He stressed on the university’s commitment to play its role of helping the community on food production, good health, water sufficiency, infrastructural development.
“Some of the government sponsored students in our university are already studying in the new campus. That is a good thing since the university will last as long as the government supports it,” he said.
Mbiuki handed over a cheque of Shs 11.6 million to Nturiru Boys High School administration for purposes of relocation.
He added that he was keen to partner with the university to open a campus at Chogoria and stressed on the need for the university management to help build the new school as a social responsibility act.
“This university will be very instrumental to everyone in this area,” he stated.
University Council Chairman Dr Julius Rotich said the university will help build facilities for Nturiri Boys because they are responsible for their dislocation.