Ministry stops transferring of students whose schools faces unrests

The Ministry of Education has stopped transferring of students whose schools have been closed down due to students unrests and destruction of property.

This is in relation to the Saturday night incident, where students at Itiero Boys in Kisii County burned down at least seven dormitories after they were allegedly denied to watch 2016 Euro Cup football match, pitting Croatia and Portugal.

Education Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i warned that any student who wants to change to another school, must first seek certification from county directors of education and a letter from their former schools.

He said this will prevent cases where students destruct property from their former schools and leave the burden to other students by joining alternative schools, besides protecting other schools from admitting rogue students who end up bringing losses to the school management.

Addressing the press on Monday at KICD, Matiang’i further indicated that the Ministry will not fund any repairs or renovations at Itiero boys or any other school where students practically burn down property.


He however advised heads of schools to involve students in matters school management, to avoid fire incidents that can be prevented  through five minutes talk.

At least eight schools across the country have been closed down due to students unrest, in one month time, with 48 closed , since the year started.

Accompanied by Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang and Teachers Service  Commission Chief Executive Nancy Macharia, Matiang’i cut short his schedule and visited Itiero Boys Secondary School on Monday, where he ordered the School management and the County Education  Director to file a report within 48 hours, about the fire incident, and submit to him.


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