History Of the School
Jamhuri Primary was established in 1955 for Asians only. It began as a single stream from standard one to seven. It was built on a five acre piece of land situated along Maasai Avenue in section 58 Estate, Kivumbini ward, Nakuru Sub County, Nakuru East Contituency.
After independence the government took over the school and changed its name from lake Primary school to Jamhuri Primary school. The School accommodated children from the estate which is section 58 where the rich used to live, being one of the high cost schools with well-established permanent buildings most parents were able to pay a total of Ksh.1200per term.
The parents and the community around the school were very supportive and very much involved in all the activities of the school. Team work was evident because all stakeholders were very friendly and cooperative.
The school management committee was gotten from the elite whose children were from the school. The school then grew to a double stream and there was a spirit of competition amongst the teachers and pupils. The school was one of the best performing schools.
Over the years there was too much demand on the school, every parent wanted their children to join the school and they were ready to support the teachers and the school as a whole.
With the introduction of free primary school education in the year 2003,the number of pupils almost tripled such that even children from poor families joined the school.
This affected the performance because these children who joined the school because of FPE did not attend early childhood education .It was very difficult for teachers to teach them together with those who have gone to nursery school for two to three years.
The increasing number of pupils have posed several challenges such as water shortage due to flush toilets. This has resulted to high water bills which are not manageable using the constrained government allocation. It has also been difficult to harvest water because the roofs are made of asbestos.
Due to the structural set up of classes, that calls for the use of electricity throughout the day resulting in high electricity bills ranging between five to eight thousand shillings per month which is unmanageable using the government allocation.