Mama Ngina Girls School Closed After Attempted Arson By Students
Mama Ngina Girls High School in Mombasa has been closed indefinitely after students attempted to set fire to a building.
According to Mombasa County Education Director Peter Magiri, the students attempted to torch the store in the ablution block on Wednesday.
According to Magiri, the fire was extinguished on time, and no major damage was reported.
According to him, the county security team and the school board of management called a crisis meeting and decided that the students should be sent home.
“We have sent away the students to allow time for investigation and prevent similar happenings in future,” Magiri said.
Parents who came to pick up their children pointed accusing fingers at the school administration for remaining silent about their children’s well-being.
They claimed it was the third attempt to torch the school, but the administration has been providing contradictory information, which they believe is a cover-up.
Mr Hamad Hassan, a parent, stated that they were not informed about the incident in a timely manner, which caused them anxiety.
“We were not told of the incident in time. We learned of this insist very late and caused us panic,” he said.
This comes just two days after Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha stated that the ministry is considering reintroducing caning in schools and eliminating boarding schools as part of the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) system.
School heads have also called for early school closure and national exam postponement for two months in order to calm student unrest.
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The principals also proposed that schools close early to address the growing indiscipline among students.
KNEC stated in a press release issued on Wednesday, November 8, that both the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) would be held as scheduled.