After a long time of discussion over the school unrest being noticed in many secondary schools in the country, various principals from different schools have come to an agreement that it is time all schools are closed to cool things down and reopen early in January when students will be ready to resume learning. There have also been concerns over the set dates for national examinations which have been scheduled to take place in March.
According to the school heads, many form four candidates set to sit for the national exams are not ready due to the interruption caused by the school unrests that saw closure of many schools and disruption of normal learning schedule. Some went on to add that some students have already started panicking as they have not been preparing for the national exams claiming that they were distracted by the school unrest cases.
According to the school heads, there is no need to put the children under more pressure than they are already experiencing. They therefore called for postponement of the national exams for form fours to give more time for preparation before sitting for the exams. This was directed directly to the cabinet secretary for education, Prof George Magoha who has maintained that nothing will change the set dates for national exams.
With all these proposals by various teachers and leaders in schools, the ball is now with the ministry of education to determine whether schools should close early for holiday and also whether the disrupted school program will be considered and settle on postponement of national exams. Failure to agree to these proposals may create more havoc in schools as students may be forced to strike again in order to avoid exams and also go home.