Closing school dates are a subject of discussion after school heads petitioned the ministry of Education for early closure of schools.
This is mean’t to curb the growing cases of indiscipline in various secondary schools in the country.
This has resulted in destruction of property in schools, with parents carrying the burden of repairing schools.
The ministry and various stakeholders have been looking into various ways they can stop the school infernos.
Secondary school principals have recommended additional measures to Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha.
They intend to reduce the rising number of incidences of discontent in educational institutions.
The principals request the ministry to postpone national exams for two months until they restored normalcy.
They recommended early closing school dates in order to contain occurrences of indiscipline.
The school leaders justified their action by claiming that the kids are not ready to sit for the national exams.
The national exams will start in March of next year, resulting in an increase in cases of indiscipline.
Kahi Indimuli, chair of the Kenya Secondary School Heads Association (Kessha) has also weighed on the matter.
According to indimuli, because of increased incidences of instability, candidates may not have prepared adequately to sit for those exams.
Indimuli said that the instructors’ preparations to administer KCSE face many challenges .
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“When we brought in Form Four kids last year, they left these students at home for an extended period.”
“During that time, they were not fully engaged, and some got into the industry while others took up undesirable habits,” Indimuli explained.
Kessha’s chair said that the pupils may have panicked when they realized time was running out and they had not prepared adequately.
“They had a lot of spare time at home.”
“Even as teachers strive to reintegrate them, they realize they no longer have independence,” stated Indumuli.
“Once they returned to school, they realized they were unprepared for the exams and were expressing their displeasure in poor manners.”
The police have captured many students and charged them in court but concern remains high in boarding schools across the country.
If the ministry of education gives in to their demands, we will have new closing school dates.