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Govt directs schools hold board meetings to forestall indiscipline

In the past, the country has recorded cases of school infernos that have led to massive damage to school property while in some cases, lives have been lost/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 7 – Education Principal Secretary Dr Belio Kipsang has directed schools to hold board meetings to deliberate on student discipline during the second term.

He says the boards should come up with practical ways of handling indiscipline challenges often witnessed during this time of the education calendar, but ensure measures put in place are fair but firm.

On their part, schools’ principals have been asked to ensure adequate security around dormitories mostly when students are away.

“It is reiterated that the ministry will not tolerate criminal behaviour among our learners. Any form of incitement from any quarter should be investigated and dealt with in accordance with the law,” reads a circular copied to among others Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho.

They have also been ordered to report all cases of mass indiscipline to the County Education Boards and involve the respective County Commissioners during deliberations over such incidents.

In the past, the country has recorded cases of school infernos that have led to massive damage to school property while in some cases, lives have been lost.

This was the case in 2017 when fire razed a dormitory at Moi Girls High school in Nairobi killing nine students.

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