Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha and his Interior counterpart Fred Matiang’i are now insisting on the return of corporal punishment in schools as an attempt to reduce cases of fires that have been prevalent recently nationwide among learners, according to them-the high occurrence comes from indiscipline which they attribute it too due lack thereof whendisciplinary measures were used such discipline being applied most effectively throughcaning at its peak decades ago before government outlawed paddling by law because there was concern villages might get out control again if nothing is done about these issues
The two CSs say their goal isn’t just stopthis happening again tomorrow; ratherbeing proactive instead so we don’t
Over the last few weeks, cases of school fires have been on a sharp rise, with the worrying trend now leading Cabinet secretaries George Magoha and Fred Matiang’i to call for re-introduction of radical disciplinary measures including caning of students
“We need to introduce caning back in schools like yesterday…do not expect our teachers to do the impossible,” said Prof. Magoha.
“We must discipline our children and we must insist on some things we cannot create a society of animals sasa kazi yetu ni kujenga mashule kazi yao iwe kuchoma its tough love our children must understand one thing that it takes sacrifice from parents to get these things,” said Dr. Matiang’i.
The students of Maranda High School have been sent home indefinitely following a fire in the complex housing their dorms last week. The incident comes barely a week after Form Four learners were temporarily suspended due to reports that they threatened school property and wanted it burned down, while 18 others from Makindu high are also now under police custody awaiting trial for alleged arson at another institution yesterday morning; this has caused great concern among parents as well educators who fear for what might happen next if such practices continue unchecked
A new law should be implemented urgently before more schools close permanently