students had stayed home for six months due to the Covid-19 pandemic before schools resumed in October
By Amanda Wakesho
80 KCSE candidates from Matungulu Boys High School, Machakos County on Thursday stormed out of school claiming that they were tired of studying.
The learners ran away from school after claiming that they were fatigued by the management’s endless demands.
Matungulu Boys High School Principal Joseph Makau asserted that their actions were a gross display of misconduct.
Mr. Makau further stated that the students who walked out had been accustomed to a freestyle lifestyle and were finding it hard following instructions.
“Those who walked out of the school are suffering from ‘freestyle’ kind of living where they don’t want to adhere to basic regulations for conducive learning.
“We will remain firm and as a school, we will not entertain any indiscipline that threatens smooth learning,” said the principal.
The students also claimed that they were surviving on a poor diet and boycotted their meals during the Wednesday, November 25, riot.
One of the students who participated in the riot said, “We are tired of studying. The principal has been too strict and has been denying us our rights.
“We prefer to stay at home and only come to do our examinations when the time comes.”
The parents of the students were notified of the incident.
The learners walked out while rioting leaving only 36 students in the compound.
Before the resumption of schools in October, the students had stayed home for six months due to the Covid-19 pandemic that struck the country in March.