Unrest in secondary schools continues as mid term break nears

Parents of students in Jamhuri High School have questioned the move by the school’s administration not to allow them to see their children after a dormitory fire on Sunday night .

The parents say they have not been assured of the safety of their children by the school administration . 

Day scholars who reported to school on Monday morning were asked to go back home even as the school considers closing the school indefinitely.

This follows a fire that destroyed a dormitory that house 3003 students.

In Igumori secondary school ,a dormitory which cost around Ksh. 7 million was meant to increase the school intake from 300 students to 600.

In Kakamega high school the students are reporting back today after last week’s fire that also burnt down a dormitory . 

The parents who accompanied their children have continued to complain about the Ksh.9000 fee slapped on them to rebuild the facility .

The school administration estimated the cost of rebuilding the dormitory and other expenses to 21 million shillings.

The unrest in schools has persisted despite the stern warning from the ministry of education officials . The schools are scheduled for a mid term break this Friday perhaps a move to ease the suspected pressure on students who are in a tight to cover what was lost during the COVID-19 break.


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