Kodero Bara shines in science, engineering fair

The Ministry of Education has been urged to use the new curriculum to encourage science practicals in early primary in a bid to enhance technology.

Kodero Bara Principal Jim Agutu said they already started a Science and Engineering department in the institution to encourage students to think out practical solutions towards ending global climate change and alleviate poverty.

Agutu said the move had seen them emerge as a the top school in Nyanza region during the secondary school students science and engineering fair held at Kasagam secondary school in Kisumu County recently.

“At our own level, we can only prepare and present such projects but the ministry should do more,” he said.

He lauded students whose projects emerged top in four categories as they had a promise to revolutionize science in the country.

In the Chemistry category, the school emerged top with their project to generate electricity from Citrus fruits and vegetables while in Physics the students created an easy to use electrical inverter which can change electricity for easy use.

They also won in technology category with a simple technique to control intensity of security lights which changes with amount of light in a area, which can conserve energy automatically during the day and night.

“The best project was how to recycle plastic wastes to be used in creating simple culverts to help in drainage systems in homes to evade flooding,” Agutu said.

The school’s Science and Engineering teacher Kevin Odhiambo applauded the students and teachers for their effort for becoming the best overall school in the region.

“The ministry should make these co-curriculum activities key to nurture talents and foster change which will accelerate the country as it seeks the mid-economy status as envisioned on vision 2030,” he said.

Other schools from the region which were feted included: Asumbi Girls High School, Ochenwa Boys High School, Kisumu Boys High School and Jalaram Academy in top five category.

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