Kenya's Most Authoritative Political Newspaper

Citizen Weekly

Sunday, 26 October 2014

NO EXAMS FOR CANDIDATE AS BOY BREAKS GIRL'S ARM

A Form Four candidate at Ulafu Mixed Secondary School missed her examinations after going through her chemistry practicals when she was involved in a scuffle with a fellow student forcing her to seek medications at Siaya Referral Hospital.
Victoria Anyango was involved in a fight with her colleague on Mashujaa Day in the school compound and fractured her right arm that disqualified her from sitting for her papers as she could not write.
According to Anyango, they were instructed to go to school the previous Monday to carry out their revisions prior to the next paper which was to take place the following day and she left her pen on the table and later found it missing. She asked her colleague Victor Otieno but it ended up in a physical fight which turned into her tribulations.
“He chased me before he knocked my legs  when I fell down my arm broke,” said Anyango.
She added that there was no teacher around during the incident which forced her colleagues to contribute some money to take her to the hospital.
The father Peter Opiyo said that the school principal Olga Ogonya requested the two families to come together and discuss on how to take care of her daughter through the board of directors but the efforts did not yield any fruits.
He said that they had agreed with the principal and agreed that her daughter will sit for her exams next year due to the fact that she was unable to write.
The principal said that the two have an indiscipline record adding that the school could not intervene in the issue.
She said Victor was sitting for his exams from outside the school compound due to his indiscipline as the school management had barred him from the compound.
“The option that we took to call both parents and the board members was to bring the two families together since they are neighbours but they failed to come to an agreement,” said principal.
The principal stated that they have been doing a favour to the students by allowing them to come to school on weekends and during holidays to study.
 “I’m ready to be blamed if my favour was wrong,” added the principal.