Arnesen’s Boys High School Closed Following Student Unrest
Arnesen’s Boys High School has been closed for a period of one week following demonstrations from students calling for the removal of their principal over his inefficiency.
The boys embarked on a 40-kilometre walk to the Ainabkois Sub-County Commissioner’s office to relay their grievances.
Following the closure of the school, Uasin Gishu Director of Education (CDE) Harrison Muriuki told members of the media that the decision to close the school was arrived at due to the students having destroyed school property.
“We have decided to close down the school for one week so we can solve the issues that were raised by the students and also assess the damage caused by students and do the repairs,” said the Sub-County Director of Education.
According to the learners, their reasons for unrest were because of the absence of teachers, limited access to the school library, insufficient toilets and water shortages among others.
“The thing is that the absent teachers had been employed by BoM and have now been employed by TSC to junior secondary,” said Muriuki.
“We have also invited parents to come and witness what their children have done. Public works officers will come and estimate the value of property destroyed so parents know the amount they will pay,” he added.