Maliera Boys high school in Siaya county closes indefinitely as students threatens strike

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BY CORRESPONDENT,SIAYA,6TH JULY 2018-The wave of school closure continue to sweep a cross the country after another school in Siaya, was  closed after students threatened to strike.The management of Maliera Boys Secondary has opted to close the institution fearing ugly scenes and destruction of property.

This is the third school in the region to be closed in a span of just one week.

The students had been threatening to go on strike from Tuesday demanding a school bus and entertainment session over the weekend.

Addressing the press the school’s Principal Samuel Oyondi said he decided to close the institution to avert the destruction of property.

“We were of the opinion to single out the ringleaders but we thought that would have led to a massive distraction and that is why we sent all of them home,” said Oyondi.

Other schools that have gone on strike are Ng’iya Girls secondary school in Alego/Usonga sub-County and Maranda Boys High school in Bondo sub -County.

The principal said the students will report back on Tuesday next week.

He said they are going to meet with the board and other stakeholders to seek an amicable solution to avert a possible strike in the future.


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