‘Please give blackout to school fires’- Soy MP Caleb Kositany urges media

By , K24 Digital
On Sat, 6 Nov, 2021 22:10 | < 1 min read
Soy Member of Parliament Caleb Kositany. PHOTO/COURTESY

Soy Member of Parliament Caleb Kositany has urged members of the fourth estate to halt showcasing the current student arrest going on in the country.

According to Kositany, the media should not report on the current fires, given the negative impact it has on society.

"Please give a blackout to the school fires, media should not report on the fires, but on the negative impact, it has in society," Kositany said.

His sentiments come days after the Ministry of Education revised the high school calendar for the second term and allowed a four-day break in the wake of the student unrest.

In a circular issued Tuesday, the Ministry of Education Principal Secretary Julius Jwan said students will start their half-term break on November 19 and resume learning on November 23.

Initially, the school calendar had excluded the midterm break in the initial calendar and students were to break for the Christmas holidays on December 23.

“It has been decided that the half-term break will commence on Friday 19 November 2021. The students will report back on Tuesday, November, 23, 2021,” the PS said in a circular.

School heads had called for a half-term break to ease the pressure brought about by a demanding crash programme that has resulted in a wave of unrest across the country.

Thousands of students have been sent home following a wave of unrest that swept across the country as the effects of crowded term dates appeared to take its toll on learners.

More than 15 secondary schools have suffered arson attacks in the last two weeks.

Several others have also witnessed cases of unrest, with disgruntled learners citing high-handedness and lack of extracurricular activities.