Return the cane to end student unrest
By Julius Masese
| July 21st 2016
Education stakeholders are busy looking for a solution to student riots that are threatening Kenya’s education system.
Over 70 secondary schools around the country have been closed after students went on the rampage and destroyed property. Several students have also been arrested over their role in these incidents.
Some students are said to have burned their schools to avoid exams. However, there are those who complain of ill-treatment by teachers.
A section of the stakeholders are of the view that students should be offered counseling. However, in my view, the problem started when we abolished caning in schools.
And now, we expect students to negotiate with teachers how and when exams should be administered. This was unheard of before we adopted this Western culture without thinking about its implications. Let us return the cane to secure the future of our children
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