Government adopting stringent measures to tame unruly students, says Education CS

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Several learning institutions have been shut down in the past one week following student unruliness countrywide.
 
In Nyanza alone, five schools have been closed. This has affected learning activities and hampered severely ongoing KCSE exam preparations.
 
The County Government of Kisumu has now agreed to partner with the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to determine the causes of student unrest.
 
Speaking at Kisumu Girls High School, Education CS Amina Mohamed cautioned learners that the government was adopting stringent measures to tame unruly students.
 
Students she said had to focus on what’s important and shun from activities that could affect their future.
 
Kisumu Girls is one of the schools in the region that was shut down after students went rogue accusing the administration of high handedness.
 
Kisumu Deputy Governor Mathews Owili called on the students to refrain from such activities citing that anyone involved would be charged if found guilty, comments echoed earlier by Madam Amina.
 
Preliminary reports have showed the high wave of student unruliness across the county could be caused by fear of examination.
 
The Kenya National Examination Council Board Chairman Prof George Magoha however expressed his confidence on the ability of examiners to end cheating in schools.
 
Discussions are underway to have to CCTV cameras installed in schools as a remedy to prevent student unrest.