By Spy Uganda Correspondent
The aftermath of the 2022 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) results has been characterized by parents storming schools to either celebrate stellar performance or protest poor results.
A section of parents in Otok Secondary School in Karachuonyo constituency, Homa Bay County, was left regretting their decision to storm a local secondary school.
The angry parents were reportedly dissatisfied with the Ministry of Education’s decision to change the school’s principal and had embarked on a mission to remove the new one from office forcefully.
This move was a misadventure when the pupils turned on them with whips and batons, leaving most of them writhing in pain.
According to Principal Jackton Ogaga, the students returned to the school’s premises after dispatching the parents to the village. He stated that most students grew agitated listening to the parents who kept taunting and hurling unprintable words at him.
“Students came out of class when the parents were uttering obscene words which I could not understand,” Ogaga said.
Cases of parents storming schools to demand their way have been a mains-stay in Kenya’s education.
In a separate incident, parents and pupils of Upanda Primary School in Alego, Usonga constituency, paralyzed learning as they stormed the institution to evict the headteacher.
The parents complained of the administrator’s incompetence and mismanagement of school funds by colluding with certain individuals to withdraw money from the school’s account.
They claimed the headteacher had never convened any parent-teacher meeting or school committee over the past one year.