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Sunday, 27 July 2014

TOUGH RULES TO CURB SCHOOL STRIKES IN MAKUENI




A school in Kakamega county was recently closed indefinitely after students went on the rampage demanding the removal of their principal.

Friends School Lwandeti Secondary in Kakamega North subcounty was closed after parents and students took to the streets to demand the immediate removal of their principal Moses Wadongo over what they termed as total mismanagement of their institution.

Traffic along the Kakamega-Webuye Road was put to a halt for hours as the more than 400 students and their parents demonstrated towards the Kakamega North subcounty education offices to demand that their deputy Nancy Webo, who had been promoted to head Tumbeni Secondary School within the subcounty, takes over from Wadongo.

They claimed that Wadongo had failed to improve on the academic performance of the school. The mean score has stagnated at 2.00 since he was posted there 10 years ago and out of 101 students who sat for their KCSE exams last year, the best candidate scored a mean grade of C+.