BY HILLARY OMITI.
Members of parliament have been called upon to come up with policies especially on education that assists in instilling discipline to pupils and students while they are in school.
This is according to Migori County Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teacher (KUPPET) Mr.Henry Otunga who said that there policies which do not work in schools including banning of canning in schools, students selecting officials of their choice something he said has contributed a lot to the indiscipline cases and even the unrest which were witnessed in schools few months ago.
While speaking in Uriri today, Otunga said that the indiscipline in schools and the unrest are as a result of government policies which abolish such issues which as a result allow having school officials who do not have leadership quality but very popular hence ends up organizing even strikes in schools.
Otunga at the same said that he was amazed by the action of the government for arresting the 8 form four students from Ambira high school in Siaya county after they allegedly abused education cabinet secretary Amb.Amina Mohamed and the interior CS Fred Matiangi saying that the indiscipline is as a result of government policy which even abolished punishment which teachers used to instill discipline in the young learners.
He said that as teachers their hands are tied up calling upon parents to ensure they take full responsibility and always talk to their children for them not to engage in matters which are detrimental to their lives.
Meanwhile as celebrations for people living with disability are held today Otunga called upon the government to put more facilities to schools of people living with disability saying they have faced numerous challenges in having children living with disability enhanced their education as well as participate in co-curriculum activities just like other normal learners.