By Peter Amunga
MOI GIRLS ELDORET SENDS HOME ALL STUDENTS AFTER A PEACEFUL STRIKE STAGED IN THE SCHOOL*
A desperate text from a parent reads..
… Hi Peter. Moi Girls is sending girls home without caring about their security. How will those who travel to Mombasa and Nairobi travel? ..”
The high handedness of the education ministry has been seen at the prestigious National School that is Moi ELDORET.
This is a school where learners have never gone on strike since it’s inception. This morning the girls demanded that the high handed principal stops canning them, stops cutting trees planted during the colonial period and which give the school a unique micro climate, and that the school management controls the congestion and improves on sanitation and feeding in the boarding section.
The learners broke nothing, burn nothing. They just boycotted lessons and addressed the media.
Instead, the school has send all of them home. At this time of the day. MOI GIRLS is a national school. We have kids from as far as Mombasa and Turukana.
The education ministry cannot send them away without caring about the curfew hours or safety of the learners!
Leadership and management of schools is crucial..in my own opinion,they could have had an assembly to iron out using the student council and leadership. The girls simply wanted dialogue with education ministry. Not being chased away.
We condemn the school management and ministry of education for this insensitivity. Walaaniwe hawa WATU.