Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha has asked teachers to allow students who do not want to be in school to go home.
According to the tough-talking Magoha, keeping notorious students away from school would reduce cases of arson which have marred the institutional of learnings, especially secondary schools.
He was speaking during a breaking ground ceremony to construct two classrooms at the Mombasa secondary school for the physically disabled and inspection of the construction of a new state-of-the-art Mama Ngina Girls National secondary school in Shanzu, Nyali sub-county Kenya's coast.
‘“The renegade children who want to go home to rest, we shall allow them. If there is a child who doesn't want to go to school and wants to go and rest with his parents, to take exams from home, let him go, rather than destroy the infrastructure, because it is ridiculous for a child because you want everyone to suffer therefore you burn the school and everyone suffers we are going to be extremely vigilant," CS Magoha said.
With schools reopening on January 4, 2022, Prof. Magoha divulged that the ministry had disbursed funds to schools noting that no student should be sent home because of school fees.
"No Kenyan child should be out of school because of fees in the new year. The government will ensure money is there by that time by January, " CS Magoha added.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.