Government Announces Punishment For Students Behind Burning Of School Buildings

KEY POINTS

  • So far school buildings, especially dormitories in over 30 schools have been burnt down by students over different reasons.
  • The government has now issued a stern warning to students behind the burning incidents.
  • Education Principal Secretary for the State Department for University Education and Research, Ambassador Simon Nabukwesi, said that the students involved in the arson attacks will miss out on the university placement.

So far school buildings, especially dormitories in over 30 schools have been burnt down by students over different reasons.

The government has now issued a stern warning to students behind the burning incidents.

In a press briefing on Wednesday November 10, Education Principal Secretary for the State Department for University Education and Research, Ambassador Simon Nabukwesi, said that the students involved in the arson attacks will miss out on the university placement.

He also said that the ministry of education is working together with several security agencies to ensure that culprits of school fires are brought to book.

“In the case, it is put on record by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) that a student participated in school fires, if it’s about opportunities, they should not get the opportunities to join the university because they can continue with their indiscipline and this will cost us a lot,” the PS disclosed.

Nabukwesi further warned students against being involved in cases of indiscipline saying that such cases will impact their lives negatively.

“Anybody who participates in the burning of schools is someone who is cursed. Such a person cannot benefit society no matter how much they are learned,” he cautioned.

 Ministry of education previously said that the school fire cases will be treated as criminal offenses.

Recently, Education CS said that students involved in burning their schools will not be allowed to transfer to other schools.

“You are not going to go to any other school. Definitely not a public school in this country. You will go back to ensure that your parents contribute to the rebuilding of the school that you have burnt. You must know that there is a consequence to it. We shall not handle you with Kid laws,” Magoha said while at a ceremony at Machakos Boys High School.

Other stakeholders in the education sector have advised that corporal punishment should be reintroduced in school to curb such cases of indiscipline.

RELATED STORY: Magoha Blamed For Recent School Fires As Students Burn Maranda And Cheplaskei Boys’ Dormitories

 

 

 

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