Cases of School Unrest Re-Emerge

[Photo: Qwetu News]

Cases of unrest in schools are emerging again after Ikuu Boys High School in Tharaka Nithi County was  closed indefinitely.

The learners are said to have walked out following a fire that saw three dormitories go up in smoke. According to the school  principal, fire consumed the 480-capacity dormitories on Sunday night.

The cause of the fire is yet to be established.

The school’s board of management to closed down the school and called parents to pick up their children.

According to reports some students who spoke on condition said that they were protesting harassment by prefects and punitive administration.

In Makueni, Police have launched investigations to establish the cause of demonstrations by Form-two students at Matiliku Boys High School on Sunday night.

The incident resulted in students smashing and shattering windows panes of two classrooms whose value is yet to be established.

Makueni County Police Commander Joseph Ole Naipeyan says an unknown number of students are missing from the school.

This follows a warning by Education CS George Magoha against schools unrest saying the learners will be dealt with in accordance with the law.

He said any student found guilty of arson will not be allowed to get placement in another public school, further noting that all students should be aware that they bear responsibility for their actions.

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