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A solution for Matiang'i to consider?

02 August 2016, 16:06 Shakila Alivitsa

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.


- MyNews24

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