Maranda High School students’ unrest has led to the indefinite closure of the institution. The school located in Siaya County has faced accusation from the students in what they termed as mistreatment from the administration.
The students complained of strict unrealistic rules such as wake up time for preps.
According to a local paper, Siaya County Director of Education Japheth Masibo said he ordered the Wednesday closure to avert chaos.
The school closure comes hours after Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang warned the students against causing unrest in schools, saying those found culpable will be treated as criminals. Maranda Boys becomes the fourth school to be closed this week after Kisumu Girls, Ngiya Girls and Chabli boys. Ng’iya Girls High School was closed indefinitely after students rioted to push for the removal of one of their teachers.
Kisumu Girls High School was also closed after students boycotted classes and damaged property, accusing the management of high-handedness and running down the institution. Chalbi Boys High School in Maikona, Marsabit County, on the other hand, was closed following an attack on six non-local teachers by students on Tuesday morning
Source: Standard Media