By Brighton Makori.
For the challenges seen in schools including fire unrest there is need for the Government to roll out programs which will curb the menace more so when schools reopened from long Holiday due to Covid 19 pandemic.
Speaking to Gusii star on Sunday the Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) officials in Kisii have called upon the government to come up with programs to ensure teachers are trained more to help in stress management and improve the Guidance and counseling departments.
The union officials led by Kisii Kuppet Chairman Laban Ouko also said that bringing back the sports which had reached the county level before they were indefinitely suspended will go a long way to curb the escalating cases of unrest in schools.
” Its Important for the return of curriculum activities and sports as away of stemming off students and because of busy scheduled its important the have them and after the students interact with each other and go back to school you can get them being relaxed” Said Chairman Laban
A fresh wave of chaos has hit schools and has seen the indefinite closure of some and the arrest of students.
The chairman also said that there is a need to consider having a three day half term because of the class program so that the students can ease off .
“There is need to consider having a three day half term because of the class program so that the students can ease off because we don’t want to continue seeing the destruction of Properties,” He added
Mr Laban also said that there is a need to have measures on how to train learners that destruction is never a solution to challenges but there is a need that wherever a problem arises students should learn to engage with authorities who will bring amicable solutions .
This comes barely a week after the Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA) proposed that the school games resume in May.
On staffing the Chairman noted that many schools are understaffed which also need to be addressed.
“Its huge problem in terms of staffing in our secondary schools which need many lesson by week are real affected now its important for the Government to consider adding more teachers so that our students can get Quality education” He said adding that you can get three streamed school having 15 teachers instead of 27