A solution for Matiang'i to consider?
02 August 2016, 16:06
Nairobi - I
have very many good ideas that I think will really help this man. Why are we
having committees and debates and deliberations? This is why you people are
being taken hostage by those hooligans. Those are not students. Students are
still in school trying to study for their exams of the second term; not holed
at home with their parents trying to figure out which new school they can be
enrolled to so that they can go burn that one as well.
This is not a conundrum type of situation
whereby there apparently is a case.
Here I will fix one of my mother’s phrases,
‘I have done my part, kama unataka
kusoma, soma. Kama hutaki kaa. Lakini usifikirie utakuja kunitegemea hapa.
Utafute kule utaenda.’(If you want to read, read. If you don’t want you can
also stay. But it will not be here. You will not become a burden to me. Look
for where you will go.) She used to have many, trust me.
I don’t know what kind of conversations
these kids that are burning schools have with their parents but in my time; if
you were involved or not involved. If you even were just there existing. It was
your fault. So I am thinking it is the parent’s fault not the teachers. Stop
pointing fingers at the wrong direction.
Teachers can only do so much but at the end
of the day, when a kid thinks they can easily go home and recuperate from what
they deem too hard of a life without any repercussions, it is the parents.
Leave those kids to their own parents.
Stop jeopardising the education of those
who actually want to learn by calling for the closing of schools and messing up
those in third and most importantly fourth form. This time is crucial for them.
If these other ones want to go home, let
them come to the real world and hustle
with the rest of us because we just sit at home watching televisions with
nothing to do.
There is another rule that should be
brought back and applied to these kids. They should not go and try to rejoin
another school. If you were expelled or terminated from a certain school you
were never allowed to go and rejoin another school for I think two years for
serious cases. Unless your people knew
someone. Let this be applied to the children who have burned there schools.
One spoilt potato, normally goes and spoils
other potatoes. Why are you thinking so hard? These rule made guys in the 90s
behave and that is why there were never such problems. These are not babies but
adults, stop coddling them. If these kids go into other schools, they might not
just want to be there but are going at their parent’s behest, so they go and
help burn that one as well.
So these guys who want to stay at home,
give them those two years. Let their parents deal with them. If they choose to
support them, it is on them. If they choose to give them a little of that
discipline and let them tarmac in the real world for two years, then we will
see what becomes of them.
But do not spoil education for the kids
that actually want to be in school. That is not a solution.
Another thing, you know the way there is
problem with enrolment into University? This problem has made it easier for you
guys to sift through the crop. Education should not just be about smart and who
got the best A? That is why we would have some people throwing stones in the
streets because trust me, in a few years, these guys will be the same ones
causing chaos in the streets. Here, we are seeing a lack of discipline.
What you need to do, is take the guys from
these schools as a last priority when it comes to JAB. Let them help you find the
right people that actually need to be in these institutions. If you come from
one of those over 200 schools that have burned, then you do not get first
priority into University. Everyone else from all those other schools get there
first then you (maybe).
That is how you end a menace. Stop playing
into hooligans terms and demands because trust me, you are not about to solve
the issue with therapy and whatever other nonsense you are thinking about.
This why we do need young minds in these
ministries, you have stayed in an old bureaucratic system for too long, you
forget the more straightforward measures.
After applying these, let us see who will
want to burn there school now.
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