The second semester of the school calendar 2021 was marked by gross indiscipline among learners, which worried stakeholders in the education sector and brought the quality of parenting into the spotlight.

As the number of fires and strikes increased during of the semester, school principals reported that they had to deal with demands from students who wanted to take the school calendar or everyday school life, nutrition and even when or whether exams.

 

Parents’ nightmare as schools close for Christmas holiday

The second semester of the school calendar 2021 was marked by gross indiscipline among learners, which worried stakeholders in the education sector and brought the quality of parenting into the spotlight.

As the number of fires and strikes increased during of the semester, school principals reported that they had to deal with demands from students who wanted to take the school calendar or everyday school life, nutrition and even when or whether exams.

Secretary of the Education Cabinet Prof. George Magoha has attributed the indiscipline that rocked schools and caused extensive property damage to poor parenting. The burden of rebuilding and replacing the school infrastructure destroyed by their children has been placed on parents’ parents.

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“Like it or not, one of the signs this nation is like, or already is, Sodom and Gomorrah the way parents treat their children like an egg that needs to be cleaned and laid under a chicken to warm up, “said Prof. Magoha on Friday during the 17th graduation ceremony at Kabarak University in Nakuru County.

“This kind of education is extremely wrong and dangerous because children cannot grow up with acceptable morals and what we raise are

adult babies in our schools. With this kind of education we shouldn’t expect our teachers to teach them” said the CS.

The CS Education has had both the anger and anger lately. attracted praise for calling for the reintroduction of breeders banned by the Children Act.

Substance abuse

However, many parents willingly admit that they have lost control of their children have since more than 50 schools have reported arson, which in almost all cases resulted in the closure of educational establishments.

“Many of the disciplinary cases have been linked to substance abuse. Some children have been known to abuse drugs, and it becomes a problem for us during the Christmas season when even adults drink too much of them, “said Mike Muriithi, a parent from Nairobi Children.

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” That We are also concerned about the extent of anarchy in schools. There seems to be a discrepancy between the systems at home and at school, ”said Ms. Vera Nzioki. She admits that some parents failed to do their parenting, which affects other children.

Cases of indiscipline are said to have worsened after learners stayed away from school for ten months over the past year, when the Covid-19 pandemic upset the school calendar.

According to official information, more than 250,000 students did not reopen the school when it reopened. Many of them were involved in drug and substance abuse, others became pregnant or married.

Teachers complained that the negative influence could not be easily reversed.

The headmaster from Kenya High School, Flora Mulatya, advises parents to use the break to spend more time with their children and to provide appropriate guidance.

Peer influence

Schools should on. will be reopened on January 3, 2022 for the beginning of the third semester, which ends in March.

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“It’s good that the children close when most parents have taken a break from work in addition to some jobs. Give them time to rest, but don’t forget books either. They should avoid society that could lead them astray, “she told Nation.

Ms. Mulatya added that parents should be aware of their children’s society in order not to be misled. She said visiting friends can negatively impact teens and teenagers as they tend to compare themselves to others.

Parents should teach their children how to use the internet responsibly, she said, admitting one that many households have access to the Internet and smartphones.

“You should use it for positive profit. Build trust in them and don’t do police checks because if you do, they’ll close, ”she said.

Father Edwin Hunja, the Catholic youth chaplain of the Archdiocese of Nairobi, who is also a priest in St . Acts Paul’s University of Nairobi, says learners are already in the holiday mood and allowed to relax.

“Allow them to celebrate, but keep an eye on them. They should come to church, and families that have prayer meetings at home need the youth to be present, ”Fr. Hunja told Nation.

 

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