St. Angelic Girls protest against headeacher
09 October 2012, 18:06
Over 300 students of St Angelic Girls Secondary School in Imenti North district yesterday went on strike demanding the suspension of their headteacher who they alleged of seeking sexual favors from some students.
The students also accused their principal of forbidding special prayers saying that he detested evening prayers within the school.
The students who walked out of the school compound in the early hours of Monday morning to the District Commissioners Ann Githaiga's office said that they have been complaining for a week but their principal did not heed their grievances.
Speaking to the media in his office, Mr Krislam said investigations into the allegations had already started and added that prompt action would be taken.
“The students were sent home after some of them started destroying some of the school property. The school administration has already launched investigations into the issue and the outcome will determine the next course of action,”said Mr Krislam.
According to Mr Krislam, this was not the first time the school had had such a case reported to him.
“We have had teachers sent home before after they were found guilty of seeking sexual favours from students. The school's administration cannot condone such acts,”he said.
Mrs Githaiga said her office would also launch separate investigations into the allegations adding that teachers are expected to uphold professional ethics.
“Our office will start investigations into the matter. But both the students and teachers ought to know there has to be limits in their interactions,”said the DEO.
She added that that the students must operate within their school's rules and regulations.
She said the District Education Board would meet to solve the issues raised by the students and announce possible re-opening dates of the institution.
“We have to restore order in our learning institutions as we are approaching the national examinations and remembering that we are just recovering from the teachers strike, “said Mrs Githaiga.
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