MoE Issues New Guidelines To Curb School Unrest And Indiscipline.
The ministry of education (MoE) issues new guidelines to be implemented in all institutions aimed at curbing indiscipline and student unrest.
The MoE official in the latest circular to regional, county education and sub-county directors directs learning institutions to apply the new guidelines next term after alarming school fires and unrest in secondary schools in the second term.
The cases of school unrest saw several learning institutions torched and more than 200 students charged in various courts across the country.
While releasing, the guidelines circular, Education Principal Secretary Julius Jwan directed all schools to implement them once they resume for the third term on the 3rd of January 2022.
Dr Jwan said violent protests and unrest by learners experienced in the second term largely affected the education sector. He added that the unrest resulted in catastrophic school fires, loss of students’ lives, destruction of property and loss of precious academic time.
According to Dr Jwan, the cases of unrest disrupted learning and schools are required to implement administrative measures to address cyclic arson attacks and other acts of indiscipline before the situation slips out of hand.
The PS directed operationalisation of discipline procedures where the Boards of Management (BoM) expected to approve the actions to be taken.
According to the circular such measures include aligning the school rules to the Basic Education Act, 2012 which should be clear on infringement and consequences. The circular further stated that parents and the school community are to be engaged in the formulation Mn of the school rules.
Dr Jwan reiterated that students with indiscipline cases who want to run away after committing crimes should not be transferred.
The PS also directed schools to organise training programmes for personnel on threats to school programmes, provide guidance and counselling at-risk learners and individuals, invest in technology to monitor school activities and ensure all learners participate in co-curricular activities by setting aside enough time each day for the students to exercise and nurture talents.
The PS further directed schools to treat arson cases as criminal acts and apprehend culprits in accordance with the law, in collaboration with security agencies.