Education Ministry Gives New Orders to Tame Unrest in Schools
The Ministry was forced to intervene, following increased cases of students' unrest that has led to property loss through fires.
Ministry of Education has issued strict directives in efforts to curb restlessness and indiscipline issues among learners. The ministry has called upon all stakeholders to hold crisis meetings to address the situation.
As directed by the Education Permanent Secretary Belio Kipsang, all school heads have until mid-February to order for the meeting.
"Each school must convene a board meeting by February 15, 2021, to discuss and assess security and put in place preventive measures" read a circular by the Education PS.
Further, county directors of education to convene county education board meetings not later than February 25, to chat way out in taming the unrest.
With the new development, all school heads will be expected to live within the school compound to monitor their students. The principals have also been tasked with ensuring that security and surveillance among learners are enhanced.
Schools will also be required to employ more teachers on duty, with students being counted after every short while. Any students indulging themselves in crimes will also risk being reported to law enforcers.
Additionally, schools will be required to keep a record of indiscipline cases among learners, with the same record forwarded to the Education Ministry for further actions.
Principals have also been asked to remain alert at all times, and monitor any sign of unrest that may result in the violence leading to property destruction.
According to Kipsang also, there should be proper human resource management that will help avert conflicts among learners and teaching staff, in addition to counseling services among learners.
Belio's call comes at a time when students' unrest is reportedly high, having seen various schools burned down, leading to property destruction.