Maranda High School closed as students protest over ‘poor diet’

Maranda High School closed as students protest over 'poor diet'

In Summary

  • The students were sent home on Wednesday until further notice.
  • Sources intimated to Citizen Digital that tension was high in the school after the students began protesting on Tuesday evening.
  • A meeting, chaired by the County Director of Education at the Principal's office, is said to be currently ongoing at the school over the incident.

Maranda High School in Bondo, Siaya County was on Wednesday closed indefinitely after students issued the administration with a strike notice on Tuesday.

Tension had rocked the institution for the last two days after the learners began lamenting over alleged mismanagement at the institution, poor diet and change in their learning timetables including dawn preps.

Students who spoke to Radio Ramogi, said the strike notice was issued by three Form Three students who accused the school management of mistreating learners.

On Wednesday morning, the County Education Management team led by Siaya County Director of Education Mr. Masibo Kituyi held a meeting where they resolved to send the students home as a probe into the unrest continues.

The students had began chanting slogans against the Principal, Mr. Edwin Namachanja, before police were called into the school.

Following the strike notice, some 20 Form Three students were reportedly issued with suspension letters on Wednesday morning.

The County Director of Education declined to comment on the matter and only told journalists that they were doing investigations into that matter.

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