Parents kick out drunk teacher, close nursery school


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In Summary

  • Parents at Ndikir Early Childhood Development Center in Samburu claimed a teacher was always drunk.
  • They claimed the county government had ignored their grievances, and the center would remain closed until it intervened.
  • Parents are also demanding for the return of a former teacher who was transferred to a nearby ECD center.

Parents at Ndikir Early Childhood Development Center in Samburu Central sub-county on Monday held protests and kicked out a new teacher that had been posted at the institution.

The parents claimed the nursery teacher was always drunk and would, therefore, not give their children his best attention.

They demanded for the return of a teacher who had been transferred by the county government to a nearby ECD center.

“We are demanding for our teacher to be brought back. We are having problems with these children; I am forced to go fetch water and teach children at this center because a drunkard teacher has been posted here, we don’t want him,” said Damaris Lemeteki, a parent at the nursery school.

The parents went ahead to close down the ECD center claiming the county had failed in its role to address their grievances.

They further insisted that it would remain closed as children help their parents with domestic work at home until  the county government intervened.

Abdi Lengojine, chairman of the ECD center echoed their claims saying that the new teacher was yet to report to the center two weeks after official opening, and only showed up today.

“Our wives have been reporting at this center to teach and take care of children in shifts as a teacher who had been posted here failed to report after schools were opened. He has just reported today for the first time after he learned of our planned demonstration, we don’t want him,” said Abdi.

 

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