Matiangi Adamant On Immediate Re-Introduction Of Caning In School.
Human rights activists, according to Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i have made it difficult for the government to maintain sanity in the education sector.
The CS however added that the government is committed to ensuring law and order in the country’s education sector management.
“The Government is concerned about the frequent cases of unrest in schools and we are going to put measures in place to ensure we have law and order in place,” said Matiang’i.
Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha, who was with Matiang’i at Egentonto Primary School in Kisii County’s South Mugirango Constituency, advocated for the reintroduction of corporal punishment in schools to restore sanity.
Magoha stated that they were thoroughly caned during his time in school, which shaped him into the man he is today, and that no one died as a result of the strokes of canes they received from teachers in order to instil discipline in the students.
He remained adamant that caning be reintroduced back into schools as soon as possible.
“I am adamant that caning should be reintroduced back in schools immediately because we cannot afford to have rogue students running amok in schools unchecked,” said Magoha.
This follows the ongoing unrest in schools. Following a fire that destroyed property worth millions of shillings, police have arrested 11 students from Naivasha Boys Secondary School.
The boys were apprehended hours after a fire destroyed a dormitory and the personal belongings of over 60 students last night.
He stated that the 2021 national examinations, which will be held in March of next year, are ready and that the government will ensure that the exercise goes off without a hitch.
“The Government is aware that students have faced a lot of challenges for the last one year since due to Covid-19 and we are going to ensure that all the challenges the students faced during that difficult time are considered,” said Magoha.
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Simba Arati, MP for Dagoretti North, appealed to students across the country to stop burning schools and urged teachers to be sensitive to students’ needs in order to avoid unnecessary conflicts.
Silvanus Osoro, MP for South Mugirango, thanked Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi and Gusii Professionals for the construction of five new classrooms at Egentonto Primary School.