State directs school heads to allow any disgruntled student to go home early

Basic Education Principal Secretary (PS) Julius Jwan. [Boniface Okendo, Standard]

The government has issued fresh orders to school heads to be liberal and allow students to go home whenever they seek permission and only return when they are ready.

Basic Education Principal Secretary (PS) Julius Jwan said school heads should desist from restraining learners who want to go home as long as the process is done properly.

This, he noted will end unrest in schools. Speaking at Nyambaria Boys and Sironga Girls in Nyamira County yesterday, the PS warned principals against disobeying the government directive to allow students to go home.

“Just allow any learner who wants to go home to leave the school and let no one bar them. Let them go home and burn their parents’ houses but not schools,” he told the principals.

He said some learners travel long distances to attend schools in other far-flung areas, warning that it was unfair for a few to burn schools denying those interested in learning the opportunity.  

The PS was inspecting the ongoing construction of Competence-Based Curriculum (CBC) classrooms in the two schools in Nyamira.

He was accompanied by County Commissioner Michael Lesimaam and County Education Director Margaret Mwirigi.

Jwan said the government is committed to promoting basic education and told off those criticising the ongoing establishment of junior secondary school learning facilities in high schools.

 The PS lauded the CBC model of learning, noting that the ongoing establishment of facilities in schools would go on.

"The government is committed to achieving the CBC model of learning that is why we have started the process of ensuring our institutions have such facilities for the betterment of our children who will be starting the CBC model of learning," Juan said.

He further called for cooperation from all the education stakeholders to ensure the success of CBC in the various schools across the country.

"There is no achievement that can be done without all of us joining hands for the better of our students.

All we need to do is come together and do everything we can to help our children adopt the CBC model," he said.