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Principals Blame School Fires On Tight curriculum With No Games And Activities

Principals Blame School Fires On Tight curriculum With No Games And Activities

Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association (KESSHA) Chairperson Indimuli Kahi has said that the increasing cases of school unrest and strikes being witnessed in the country are the result of a Ministry of Education oversight that could have been prevented.

According to Kahi, when creating this year’s academic calendar, the ministry should have considered the current fast-paced and tight curriculum and included half-term breaks to allow students to rest.

Kahi insists that the busy curriculum of the second term could have been a factor in the unrest and rising cases of dormitory fires in various secondary schools.

The second term has always been a difficult term, even in the old calendar according to Kahi. It is the term when all schools try to ensure that the syllabus is covered on time so that the third term can be used for revision and exams.

“Reasons for burning schools vary ranging from incitement, some will blame the administration, the amount of work they are given. Given that holidays are also shorter some students may have been fatigued and then decide for us to go home we must do something.” He said.

Indimuli also stated that the failure to resume school games and activities has closed avenues for children to vent, putting pressure on students.

“If we have resumed sporting activities across all fields why have we continued to close for schools. we need these games and activities to also help children,’ said Indimuli.

It was also revealed that the government’s failure to send all capitation money to schools, as well as parents’ inability to settle outstanding fees, has deprived schools of much-needed funds.

A task force report commissioned in 2016 revealed the causes of school fires, particularly during the second term, but a spot check in schools reveals that the findings remain largely on paper.

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