Students Burning schools will miss university placement, Ministry warns.
Due to the unprecedented outbreak of school fires, the government has issued a stern warning to students involved in arson acts as schools prepare to close for half term on November 19.
During a press conference on Wednesday, November 10, Ambassador Simon Nabukwesi, Education Principal Secretary for the State Department for University Education and Research, stated that students involved in the fire incidents would be denied university placements.
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The PS went on to say that they were working with various security agencies to bring the perpetrators to justice.
“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 also warned students about indiscipline, stating that their actions would have a negative impact on their future.
He warned that anybody who takes part in the burning of schools will be cursed. ” No matter how much they learn, such a person cannot benefit society.”
The PS’s statement comes after the government issued several directives in response to the fire incidents.
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Previously, Ministry of Education officials insisted that the government would treat school fires as criminal offenses.
On November 8, Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha announced at a ceremony at Machakos Boys High School that the government would not allow students responsible for the fires to transfer to public 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.
Furthermore, a group of education stakeholders has called for the reinstatement of corporal punishment, arguing that it would aid in the reduction of school indiscipline.
Over the last two weeks, over 50 students have been arrested in connection with school fires.