Kenya Schools after being shut for the end of term two alongside December celebrations are set to resume. All Schools are supposed to open their third term classroom doors to all learners on 4th January 2022.
Many Schools closed as early as 15th following the student unrest and destructive strikes. The ministry of Education together with the interior Ministry had to burn the midnight old discussing how to calm the tension in Schools and create a favourable environment for learning.
Introduction of student caning and corporal punishment was the trending suggestion in all meetings by Prof George Magoha and Hon Fred Matiang’i.
In the Annual General Meeting held in Mombasa overseen by Professor George Magoha, Kenya Primary School Headteachers Association gave a platform for more strict rules to govern daily learning activities. The meeting that brought all School heads is held yearly and this time was in Mombasa.
Headteachers we given permission to allow pupils that want to go home go. This is contrary to the normal rules where a pupil is only supposed to be in school and nowhere else during school days. The ministry also asked for the alcohol examination to learners and those affected should not be allowed to school.
Professor Magoha also sounded a warning to all learners who burn school premises never to go unpunished. The responsible learners will be forced to pay for destroyed properties and have their biometric data save in the security profile for future reference.
The National Exams
This strict rules by the government are aimed to enable serious learners carry out their studies as expected. It has been noted the Examination calendar won’t be altered to the personal interest of few learners.
The Kenya National Examination Council has assured candidates to be aware the Examination is ready for all Grade 3, Class 8 and form 4 learners. They have been advised to divert their energy to books if they expect good performance and results.
However the parents have been urged to stop pushing their children for better grades. The pressure exertion on aim for better results and higher grades have always led to exam malpractices.