Students Learn The Hard Way Following School Fire Infernos
After unrest and fire incidents reported in several schools across the country in the recent past which led to the closure of some institutions, parents are now crying for the heavy burden before them.
Some schools which were closed, a few weeks ago are now recalling the students back to school with several conditions which must be met by parents before their children are re-admitted.
The most outstanding conditions set by schools that have recalled students back are clearing all the school fees balances and paying for the cost of the properties that were destroyed.
All the learners in the affected schools are supposed to be accompanied by their parents or guardians during the day of reporting.
Parents are shocked at the enormous amount of money they are asked to pay for their children to be accepted back to school to continue with their studies.
Amidst the hard economic times, parents are dealing with triple-burden in paying school fees, digging deep into their pockets to cater for damages and buying personal items for their children.
Parents have no option but to pay for the damages caused by fire and all fees balance. This follows after the ministry of education said that the government will not penny towards damages caused by students during students rampage and arson.
Learners should pick the lesson the hard way from their actions as the parents swallow the bitter pill. Learners should therefore act responsibly while in school to spare parents from the unnecessary agony of borrowing loans to cater for damages which they could have avoided.
We condemn the actions of students setting school dormitories in the fire as a way of airing out their grievances. The government should take stern action against any student who will be found culpable.