Teenage-drama continues after 80 KCSE candidates from Matungulu Boys High school in Machakos County stormed out of the school, citing fatigue from studying.
A local daily report indicated that the students ran away from the school after they claimed that they were tired of the management’s unending demands.
The candidates also alleged that they were surviving on a poor diet in school and boycotted their meals during the Wednesday, November 25 riot.
According to the students, the school principal had been too strict on them and has been denying them their rights, and they couldn’t take it anymore.
One of the students in the riot stated that they prefer staying at home and only come to do their exams when the time comes.
The candidates walked out while rioting leaving only 36 students behind.
They also complained about the management’s withdrawal of their weekly entertainment sessions, adding they were frustrated.
Commenting on the riot, Matungulu Boys High School Principal Joseph Makau said the students’ actions were a display of gross misconduct.
Mr. Makau further claimed that the students who stormed out of the school had been accustomed to a freestyle lifestyle during the pandemic and were finding it hard to follow instructions and exercise self-discipline.
He noted that learning institutions couldn’t operate with students who don’t want to adhere to basic regulations for conducive learning.
The Principal said they will remain firm as a school and will not entertain any form of indiscipline that threatens smooth learning.
The parents of the candidates have since been notified of the incident.
Before resuming learning in October 2020, students had been staying at home for the past six months in adherence to Covid-19 containment rules since March when the pandemic hit the country.
Staying out of school for long has seemingly affected many children who have engaged themselves in vices like drug abuse, sexual immorality, among others.