Maranda High School Teachers On Spot As Fire Gut Down A Dormitory
Maranda High School dormitory went on flames on today midmorning destroying property worth millions.
Report from the famous national school indicates that Owino complex dormitory caught fire today Sunday in the midmorning.
According to report from Tuko.co.ke there were casualties during the inferno.
The incident comes barely after over four were sent home last for threatening to set the school on fire.
Teachers and the management of school have now been left exposed after the incident.
Kenyans are now pointing fingers on the teachers and they urgue that they should not only blame students for today’s fire incident.
One resident said that all should be held responsible for the incident including bothe teachers, support staff and students.
Form four students last week allegedly refused to write a mock exam and threatened to burn the school and the institution decided to send all the form students home on Thursday.
Nelson Sifuna, the Siaya County Director of Education confirmed to The Standard media that over 400 form four students were sent home Thursday morning.
The form four students were to sit for an internal mock examination which was scheduled to start on Monday next week. The examination has since been postponed to a later date, which will be communicated.
Sifuna reported the students caused unrest in school on Tuesday night and threatened to torch learning and accommodation facilities within the school if they are administration could not do away with the said mock examination.
One teacher from Maranda High informed the standard media that they decided to send the learners home after they feared the uncertainties of keeping the students in school.
The decision was reached after a length meeting which was held by the Board of Management (BOM) to avert possible destruction of school property. The teacher added.
Students passed their threats of burning the school through graffiti on toilet walls.
The students were readmitted merely two weeks following closure when the students torched one dormitory on the 7th of November 2021.
Six students who were charged with alleged arson were freed on Monday by the Bondo Principal Magistrate’s Court over lack of evidence.
Indiscipline cases and school unrest has increased in our secondary schools in the recent past and this call for a brilliant decision to curb the situation.