End of an era? Return of caning in schools under consideration to curb indiscipline – Jalango TV – Kenya No.1 Online TV


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State House spokesperson kanze Dena when addressing the country yesterday at Sagana State Lodge.

In less than a month, a number of secondary institutions of learning have ceased operating after student unrest. Western Kenya suffering the most as top schools among them Chesamisi and  Kimilili boys closed after students went on rampage.

To curb the rising levels of indiscipline, education cabinet secretary George Magoha suggested that time may be ripe for the comeback of caning in basic institutions of learning to help stem indiscipline on grounds that Kenyans have absconded their duties.

Before the situation gets out of hand, his excellency the president and education officials have taken a rush to extricate learning institutions from growing unrest.

Through State house spokesperson kanze dena yesterday, Uhuru weighed in on the matter directing the education docket to come up with long-term solutions to the violence and unrest in schools.

Kanze intimated that the president is monitoring the situation “and has vowed to get to the bottom of it”.

Magoha’s proposal has caught the attention of human rights watch dogs who have swiftly counteracted blaming Magoha for intending to take the country where it fought to move away from.

It should be noted that the Kenyan government first banned corporal punishment in Kenyan schools in 2001 consequently enacting the Children’s ACT (Government of Kenya 2001). An act that entitled children to protection against all forms of abuse.

In 2017, the then education cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’i revisited the matter of caning and ordered all County directors of education to ensure there is no caning in public schools. An order that is effective to date.

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