At least 80 KCSE candidates from Matungulu Boys High School in Machakos County have stormed out of the institution, claiming they are tired of studying.
According to sources, it is indicated that the students ran away from the institution after claiming that they were fatigued by the management’s unending demands.
The students walked out of the school on Wednesday evening without rioting, moments after boycotting meals earlier in the day, leaving behind only 36 students in school.
“We are tired of studying. The principal has been too strict and has been denying us our rights. We prefer to stay at home and only come to do our examinations when the time comes,” said one of the students.
Students also cited poor diet and withdrawal of weekly entertainment sessions by the school administration as other reasons for their dissatisfaction.
Reacting to their riot, Matungulu Boys High School Principal Joseph Makau claimed that their actions were a gross display of misconduct.
The school principal said that those who walked out of the school are suffering from a ‘freestyle’ kind of living where they don’t want to adhere to basic regulations for conducive learning.
He added that they will remain firm and as a school, they will not entertain any indiscipline that threatens smooth learning. According to the school principal, before the nationwide closure of schools due to the Covid-19 outbreak, a number of students were on counseling due to the use of hard drugs.
The school principal said he had notified all the parents of the students who had stormed out of the school about the incident. He said the students did not destroy any school property. Students had stayed home for six months due to the Covid-19 pandemic that struck the country in March