Moi Girls High School, Eldoret shut down indefinitely following students strike; learners given until tomorrow to vacate the school compound as students raises concerns on their well-being
the students accused principal of arrogance, mistreatment, cite power shortages, lack of food or poor food.
Gitonga Mbaka the Uasin Gishu county director of education said some of the students’ issues would require time to resolve, hence, the need to shut down the national school. He said the problems could not be solved in a short time.
The school founded in 1928 has about 700 students.
there has been many cases of arson in Kenyan schools since January reopening after students being home for close to a year as a result of covid-19 pandemic
It was the first time in many years that Moi Girls students have gone on strike.
Mbaka said the full school board would meet Thursday to discuss the crisis and possibly announce a date for reopening.
“We have made a unanimous decision and there is no argument about that,” Mbaka said, as students protested there was no need to shut down the school.
Moi girls high school is premier national school which often tops the charts to be best school nationally