The Government is concerned about the increasing cases of unrest and arson witnessed in a number of secondary schools in the country, which have led to wanton destruction of property.
In order to enhance security and guarantee the safety of all learners in our schools, you are directed to strictly comply with the Basic Education Regulations, 2015, which give clear guidance on how schools should handle cases of mass indiscipline.
Further to these regulations, you are hereby directed to institute the following measures to prempt cases of unrest in schools:
a) Urgently convene Board of Management meetings to discuss students’ discipline and share resolutions with the County Education Board for necessary action.
b) Ensure that all students involved in any form of indiscipline are not allowed to transfer to any other school.Therefore, no school should admit a student who has not been released formally by the previous school.
c) Boards of Management should ensure adequate and enhanced security around dormitories on a 24-hour basis.
d) Boards of Management should work closely with officers from Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government to ensure adequate security is provided to schools.
e) Schools should open up accessible channels of communication for adequate and seamless engagement with learners, including mounting a proper mechanism for addressing grievances arising from students.
f) Boards of Management should work with local National Government Administrators to ensure relevant stakeholders are engaged and are able to provide necessary support that can ensure early detection of danger to schools.
g) More fundamentally, it must be noted that the Ministry will NOT meet the cost of reconstructing destroyed school property arising from acts of arson.
You are required to bring the contents of this circular to all principals/head-teachers within your jurisdiction.
Below is the full details of the circular