Kisumu girls’ high school in Kisumu County has been closed indefinitely following unrest from students refusing to attend morning classes and destroying school property.
The students raised various issues among them being the school principal’s bad attitude and using uncouth language when addressing them, scrapping of some entertainment sessions and poor diet.
Efforts to calm down the students and get them back to their dormitories were futile, prompting the school administration to call in the police who then rounded them up at the playing ground, awaiting further directions from the Ministry of Education.
They also complained about removal of co-curricular activities from their syllabuses claiming that their new principal Margaret Muchuma who reported early this year during the de-localization program stopped all the extracurricular activities without consultation.
Kisumu County Director of Education, Sabina Aroni, closed the school and said investigations will be conducted immediately in order to resolve the matter and reopen the school.
“The girls were rowdy and they had complains or grievances touching on entertainment and to some level their food. We haven’t investigated, the issue is in detail and therefore we have decided to send them home because they would not be contained and the investigations will begin right away. The board of management is meeting so that a decision is made on how they will be coming back to school” Sabina said.
The students broke window panes at the administration block, the headmistress’s house and the dining hall.