Over 1,000 students at Rang’ala Boys’ High School were on Sunday, December 5- sent home by the school administration after they questioned what they were doing in the institution yet the festive season was around the corner.
The students reportedly became unruly and demanded that they are released home for the December holidays yet schools are supposed to be closed on 20- 23.
In a statement, the School’s Board of Management through the chairperson Stephen Onyango accused the students of being unruly to an extent that the school was closed just because they wanted to go home.
“The main reason from what we have assessed is that this students do not want to be in school during the month of December,” he said.
According to Onyango, it took the intervention of the principal to cool down the student after he assured them that they will be released from the school.
“The principal even engaged police officers for assistance but they could not calm down. It is then that we consulted and agreed that they are released,” he said, adding that despite the assurance some went ahead and broke windows and the CCTV cameras installed in the school.
To avoid more chaos and vandalizing of property the students were released on Sunday morning.
Onyango said that already the principal has been given names of students who started the chaos.
“The principal is equally quantifying the cost of the damage caused which shall be passed to all the students on a prorata basis. Let’s pray for the School and the students,” said Onyango.
This comes just an hour after K24 Digital exclusively reported that Maranda High School had also been closed indefinitely.
This is after the students became unruly, went on rampage and burnt down a dormitory known as Boaz Owino that houses hundreds.
On Thursday, all form four students that are 400 in number were sent home after they refused to seat for Mock examinations.
The students had for two days in a row even threatened to burn down a few buildings within the schoo