Mama Ngina School to Get Olympic-Size Pool in Ksh200M Relocation

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    Interior CS Fred Matiang'i interacts with Mama Ngina Girls High School students in Mombasa
  • Mama Ngina Girls High School is set to relocate from Kizingo to Shanzu in the North Coast, Mombasa County, in a plush Ksh200 million project. Mama Ngina is the only national girls' secondary school in Mombasa. 

    The school, with 1,000 students, is expected to move into its new 30-acre premises in early 2022. Since its inception in 1988, it has occupied less than an acre of land in Kizingo, within Mombasa Island.

    Since 2018, the government has invested Ksh200 million for the model girls’ school relocation that now occupies 30 acres of land. This was after they were allocated 20 acres by the Shimo la Tewa National School and a further 10 acres from the Department of Prisons and Correctional Services.

    Construction underway in Shanzu, Mombasa County

    The prime North Coast location is 30 times bigger than the current space. As a result, the public learning institution is set to be adorned with ultra-modern sporting facilities including an Olympic-size swimming pool, standard soccer pitches, basketball, volleyball and netball courts and a running track.

    The school's principal, Mwanahamisi Omar, pointed out that the construction of the ultra-modern girls boarding school was 85% complete. She added that they anticipated moving to the new premises early next year.

    Currently, 21 classrooms, several administrative offices and four laboratories are complete.

    ”We are highly appreciative to President Uhuru Kenyatta who heeded our pleas for more open space and made it possible for this to happen,” she told a visiting delegation of officials from the Presidential Delivery Unit (PDU) at the new site.

    Mr Polycarp Onyango, PDU Coast regional coordinator, expressed the government’s commitment to complete the project as per the requirements of President Uhuru Kenyatta. 

    The president had requested that Mama Ngina Girls High School, alongside other two model schools, be put up in Lamu and Kwale counties respectively.

    ”The Head of State had told county leadership in Kwale and Lamu to make available land for putting up national model schools and already funding has been factored. There are 100 acres secured in the two counties for this purpose,” reported Onyango.

    Mama Ngina Girl's High School's principal, Mwanahamisi Omar and Interior CS Fred Matiang'i speak with students at the school