In order to address crisis of junior secondary in schools within Embu County and its environs, an investor has ventured in making and selling mobile laboratories to facilitate Competence Based Curriculum (CBC) learning.
According to the investor, Science Lab Limited, the movable laboratory will ease the pressure of schools which have no capacity to build a laboratory and equip it. The company also makes laboratory chemicals and reagents.
Leaky Kipkosgey who is in charge of sales at the company’s branch in Embu said the portable lab is equipped with a 13kg gas cylinder, gas taps, water taps, and an illumination lamp for lighting.
He said each mobile lab goes for Sh. 45,000 and one can accommodate eight students at a go and has ability to carry out experiments for physics, chemistry and biology subjects.
“This portable laboratory is good as it can be operated even in class or outside in the open air since it does not require a school to build a laboratory structure if it has no capacity.
“With lack of enough capitation in school and presence of junior secondary, this laboratory is remedy for schools, “he said.
Marketer, Josepy Munyi, said the portable workstations were alternative for already congested schools and called on the government to fund schools to procure them.
The Branch Manager, Marina Njoki, said the lab is mostly recommended for junior secondary and day secondary schools due to its affordability and portability.