Teachers who foil school fires will be rewarded in a bid to encourage their colleagues, Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha has announced.
Speaking on Monday when he met education stakeholders and officials from Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC), CS Magoha called on teachers to remain vigilant and monitor student’s behaviors.
He added that those found culpable of setting school properties on fire will be dealt with firmly in accordance with the law.
“For me even one building being burnt when we don’t have enough money to construct others is very painful, can we have the names of those teachers who thwarted the fires so that they come and we fete them during the course of next week, not just feting but with something palpable which will tell you that there is a price of being vigilant,” Prof. Magoha said.
In 2018, several schools were torched by students as they approached the national examinations with most cases reported in Eastern region, Nyanza and Western with boarding schools being the most affected, followed by mixed boarding and day schools.