HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS AFFECTED AS POPULAR HIGH SCHOOL BURNS DOWN
An inferno razed down a dormitory at Vihiga Boys Secondary School on Friday morning, October 15, 2021.
The students were left watching in horror, as the fire engulfed the dormitory , and their belongings were destroyed in the inferno.
Some attempted to salvage mattresses and uniforms but the raging fire overpowered them and they were left with no choice but to watch the destruction.
Vihiga County Commander, Benjamin Ong’ombe, confirmed the Friday morning incident that has disrupted learning at the school.
First respondents from the county government responded to calls by the administration and managed to put out the inferno, although property of unknown value had already been destroyed.
Kenyans.co.ke learnt that there was a failed similar attempt on Thursday night, October 14, to burn the learning institution.
The cause of the inferno, however, was not immediately established.
This comes in the aftermath of strict orders issued by Education Cabinet Secretary, George Magoha, who directed all learning institution heads not to enrol unruly scholars expelled from other institutions .
Speaking during an address to boards of management on Thursday, January 28, Magoha challenged officials and education stakeholders to be vigilant on the issue of indiscipline among children.
The CS noted with concern the rising cases of indiscipline in secondary schools across the country with students attacking teachers and torching dormitories.
Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) Chairperson, Omboko Milemba, expressed concern over the rise in cases of incendiarism in schools and asked the Ministry of Education to consider abolishing boarding schools .
“Boarding schools do not have a future. We should abolish them gradually in a manner that will not affect the education sector.
“They are not helping anything, they just increase fees. Day schools should be the norm. It will help parents discipline their children,” stated Milemba.