Kisumu Girls to Resume on Saturday
Kisumu Girls High School will be re-opened on Saturday, days after its closure over students’ unrest.
Nyanza regional director of education Nelson Sifuna said the quick re-opening of the school is to help the learners finish the syllabus ahead of the KCSE exams.
“I would want to believe from the first interim report, the first batch of students will be coming back this Saturday,” Sifuna said.
“We would not like our students to stay home for a long period because the year is coming to an end and the syllabus needs to be covered,” he said.
He further stated investigations into the incident that led to the protests are still ongoing and any teacher found culpable of corporal punishment will face action.
“My office is open and I want to assure you that the quality assurance team will listen to all the voices since corporal punishment is illegal and once it is proved, then TSC will take action,” he said.
“We will not listen to the principal alone but to everybody because Kisumu is our national school and anything amiss must be corrected.”
Sifuna also complimented the girls for behaving with decorum during the protests and desisting from destroying any property.
“I want to really thank the girls because in as much as they went on strike, they desisted from destroying any school property,” said Sifuna.
Sifuna meanwhile stated that no learner sustained any form of injury in a fire incident that broke out in a dormitory in Kisumu Boys.
“Investigations have just commenced and we want to assure the parents that all our 2,365 boys are accounted for and that for the 208 whose dormitory was affected, the school got alternative accommodation,” he said.
The fire started from a store spreading quickly to the dormitory.