Warning: A non-numeric value encountered in /srv/users/sheridan/apps/blogjobproduction/public/wp-includes/functions.php on line 74

Warning: A non-numeric value encountered in /srv/users/sheridan/apps/blogjobproduction/public/wp-includes/functions.php on line 74

Warning: A non-numeric value encountered in /srv/users/sheridan/apps/blogjobproduction/public/wp-includes/functions.php on line 74

Warning: A non-numeric value encountered in /srv/users/sheridan/apps/blogjobproduction/public/wp-includes/functions.php on line 74

Warning: A non-numeric value encountered in /srv/users/sheridan/apps/blogjobproduction/public/wp-includes/functions.php on line 74

Warning: A non-numeric value encountered in /srv/users/sheridan/apps/blogjobproduction/public/wp-includes/functions.php on line 74

Warning: A non-numeric value encountered in /srv/users/sheridan/apps/blogjobproduction/public/wp-includes/functions.php on line 74

Warning: A non-numeric value encountered in /srv/users/sheridan/apps/blogjobproduction/public/wp-includes/functions.php on line 74

Warning: A non-numeric value encountered in /srv/users/sheridan/apps/blogjobproduction/public/wp-includes/functions.php on line 74

Warning: A non-numeric value encountered in /srv/users/sheridan/apps/blogjobproduction/public/wp-includes/functions.php on line 74

Warning: A non-numeric value encountered in /srv/users/sheridan/apps/blogjobproduction/public/wp-includes/functions.php on line 74

Warning: A non-numeric value encountered in /srv/users/sheridan/apps/blogjobproduction/public/wp-includes/functions.php on line 74
Board of education – Waflay Post
Skip to toolbar

Shocking that bullying is still in some schools

English: Bullying on IRFE in March 5, 2007, th...

 Bullying on IRFE in March 5, 2007, the first class day. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A few days ago, it was there in the news of a young man who underwent some form of brutal bullying that saw him being injured in the process. According to this young man, they were about fifteen students who were paraded by the seniors with claims that they were not respectful. He went on and said that they started beating them up but for his case the beating was so lethal that he lost a tooth and another was left hanging loosely.

Though it was hard to establish whether the school management was aware of any bullying incidents in their school, it was obvious that nobody was willing to seriously take up the matter. First, this student was sent away to seek medical attention on his own to at a rather distant health centre away from the school where he was forced to trek for kilometer. Then this student’s mother had issues with the school’s management for failing to notify her of the son’s misfortunes. She claimed to have been called by another concerned parent who found her son in a sad situation.

So the media people got wind of this incident and accompanied the student and his mother to the school but were restrained from getting into the school compound. His mother called out to be let in but the gate man declined to do so citing strict instructions from above. When the gate was finally opened the teachers locked themselves up in the office and the police were called in, in the name of restoring peace. This parent was mad that nobody bothered to tell her that her son had been beaten by other students and on top of that they were still mum even when she came personally came to school. But all in all, she said that they have at least done the sane action of giving her son a transfer letter because from the experience of her son, there was no conducive environment of learning in the school.

It’s so sad that some students in schools like this one still think that they are in school to be seen and heard in their actions yet they ought to know what you leave with after finishing the studies is what really matters.

2015 KCPE Results Released Today

Today being a Wednesday, the Cabinet Secretary of Education, Fred Matiangi is expected to release the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (K.C.P.E) results for the 2015 candidates later in the day.

Even as the Government and teachers are confident that education is a right to the children of this country, there are obviously questions surrounding this year’s K.C.P.E results. Remember this is a very important examination to both parents and the children since it marks the end of primary school education and welcomes the entry into the secondary school education.

When we talk of children rights to education, the question here is if the government has been really up to its task of ensuring all children go to school given that we are still in the era of free primary school education. Then should we expect a better performance than the 2014 results? What will be the difference between the 2014 and 2015 results? Will the grades have moved up or down as we compare the two years? These are still some of the questions that are definitely in the majority of Kenyans.

Then we also remember Garissa County that has been a hot bed of terror with Al-shaabab conduction series of attacks that left a number of teachers from this county dead. So there was a standoff from the remaining teachers who vowed not to report back to work and teach in this county raising security reasons.

It was there in the news that most schools in this county remained closed and for others the students became teachers of their own. So the question here is under which category will this county be put under bearing in mind other counties had peaceful learning?

What of public schools who were not in learning for close to two months when the teachers were on strike yet their private counterparts were in smooth learning all through?

So it’s the hope of everyone that even as the results are released later today. Let’s see fairness in all this. Remember this is a determinant of the life of tomorrow for these children.

In Pursuit For Justice For Sexually Abused Children

When a child is a victim of defilement at school, who should be held responsible? The recent ruling by the High Court in Nairobi, Kenya against the  Teachers Service Commission was shocking and this has raised a debate on whether the whole commission should be held responsible for security of the kids, in and out of school or the parents. The Ksh2 million fine controversial ruling came after the teacher was found guilty of sexual abuse charges and was sentenced to a term in jail.

Rampant cases of defilement have been reported all over the country where teachers were mostly mentioned as the aggressors. In one report, a 12-year-old girl gave birth to a baby boy somewhere in Bungoma county and the father to the newborn was a teacher. In other regions, the same incidents have been repeated and this is as a result of the society being so lenient to the abusers. So to curb this continuing trend of child abuse, the court’s ruling was a clear indication that the commission should discipline its employees to avoid more heavy penalties in future.

Children suffer so much while in the hands  of the trusted individuals. It seems like the society is slowly turning against the leaders of tomorrow and killing them at the bug. As it is said, ‘when you hurt a girl child, you are actually destroying the two society.” Even though we have other cases where small boys are involved, female gender is the most affected in sexual abuse cases.

As we understand, this is just fraction of all terrible things happening in light of the society. We do have church leaders who instead of leading a life of holiness, they only hide in the name of God as a shield for such crimes. Some children ends up being victims of rapists in terms of ‘performing special prayers.’ The victims usually never report such crimes because their naivety can’t give them a hint that someone took advantage of their innocence.

I hate evil!