Status of Visa Oshwal Primary School


(Owned and Managed by: Shree Visa Oshwal Community, Nairobi)


Dear Students, Parents & Stakeholders,

The Visa Oshwal Primary School started operating on 2nd January 1952 at the Visa Oshwal Mahajanwadi on Limuru Road. Certificate of Registration of Schools was issued in 1954. Visa Oshwal Primary School is presently located on Plot No. LR 209/5996 on Mpaka Road. The Lease of 99 years for LR 209/5996 was granted to Visa Oshwal Community in 1954. The buildings were funded and constructed by Visa Oshwal Community.

Since its inception, the School has always been owned and managed by the Visa Oshwal Community. The School has been open to all Communities irrespective of cast, creed or race. Immediately after the Independence of Kenya, the Education Act was enacted which required that the Asian and Arab Primary Schools to accept Teachers seconded by Local Authorities and Ministry of Education.

In addition to the seconded teachers, the Visa Oshwal Community continued to employ extra academic, administration and support staff. We improved the infrastructure including the furniture and fittings and all other necessary tools for learning. When the 8-4-4 system was introduced the Visa Oshwal Community from its own resources expanded the School and constructed extra classes and sporting facilities. 

In addition a Computer Laboratory was constructed.

In 2003, the Nairobi City Council took possession of the School from Visa Oshwal Community. Visa Oshwal Community subsequently took the matter to Court for determination. The judgment in Civil Case No. 1474 of 2005 in favour of Visa Oshwal Community was given on 2nd March 2007. Nairobi City Council’s application to set aside the judgment was dismissed on 6th March 2012. The School Management Committee’s application to set aside the ruling was also dismissed on 21st September 2012. The School was handed back to Visa Oshwal Community by the Director of Education – Nairobi City Council on 27th December 2012.

It has been brought to our attention that the parents are apprehensive that:-

a) The school will be closed down,

b) The Visa Oshwal Community will increase the fees to exorbitant levels,

c) The School will be converted to another learning institute.

Visa Oshwal Community wishes to assure all the parents and the students that:-

a) It is the wish of the Visa Oshwal Community to manage the Visa Oshwal Primary School on the same basis as before (8-4-4 system) and continue to improve the standards.

b) Visa Oshwal Community intends to meet the cost of employing all academic, administration and support staff. Consequently, the fees charged will not be increased unreasonably, if at all.

c) Visa Oshwal Community will provide necessary text books, stationery and other learning aids.

d) In the near future the computer lab as well as the School Library will be re-habilitated for the benefit of the students.

We sincerely appeal to all the parents to extend their full co-operation and support for the well being and bright future of their children.

The School will re-open on Monday, 7th January 2013 and Visa Oshwal Community looks forward to your support.

Ref: 003/2013 - 5th January 2013

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