Unrest in Kenyan schools
It all started with just a minor case in Siaya county,our schools have turned into a play field for burns.Arson is now the popular trend in the schools.Should we call it incendiarism or better yet the irresponsible handling of our students? Students hold an important part in the education sector,which means that for them to burn a school down ,maybe they feel neglected or better yet they are not pleased with the latest changes recently made in the education sector. The current wave is unbelievable. Who’s is to be blamed? Could it be due to the following?
.A delocalisation policy that was recently introduced.
It is romoured that both students and teachers are unhappy with the stringent rules being applied by the new principles.
Some schools are said to be controlled by politicians and the same politics at times have influence over the transfer of teachers and heads of the schools. Some have manipulated the management of schools leading students to think that removing the offending might relieve them from harsh rules and being enforced.
Since the abolition of corporal punishment students have become Indiscipline. The vacuum left has never been filled, giving learners room to become unruled.
.Poor management of schools ,overloading the school curriculum ,peer pressure,drug and substance abuse ,high cases of indiscipline, rampant expulsive of students e.t.c
Some claims that it could be a plot by some students to cause trouble in schools so that they could be sent back home to watch the world cup games and come back. Should we expect new dawnings since the world cup is over?
The several above questions are posted to to the the heads of the ministry,when will all this end?. However we just can’t point all the the blaming fingers unto the same direction something needs to be done. The unrests and confusions has become a trend in Kenyan secondary schools, and to my disbelief even the bigger schools, the national schools also experiences these. To mean the there is a big problems. Kenyans what is it that is left to be done? It has come to my realization that something needs to be done urgently or better yet sit down and brew our local tea as we watch our schools tremble down into ashes.