No transfers from rioting students; Govt will not give funds – CS Matiang’i

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Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i is known for being a red manager very good at giving ultimatums; the CS has yesterday June 27 said that government resources will not be used on repairing schools destroyed by students.

The CS made the stipulations after visiting Itierio Boys Secondary School, where students burnt down seven dormitories after they were denied permission to watch a Euro 2016 match on Saturday June 25.

Dr. Matiang’i said parents would have to bear the burden of funding the reconstruction of the school. He also ordered investigations into the incident.

“We will not use State resources to fund thuggery. Government funds will not be spent on repairing schools destroyed by students in the recent spate of violence,” the angered CS warned after assessing the damage.

He also ordered schools not to admit students from institutions affected by riots.

Speaking at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development during a forum on administration of national examination on Monday, Dr. Matiang’i said student transfers must be approved by sub-county directors of education.

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