EDUCATION

Homa Bay: Furious Parents Storm School To Eject Principal, Citing Poor Performance

There was a moment of confession with teaching and learning temporarily paralysed at God Bondo Secondary School in Rangwe on Monday morning after furious parents stormed the institution to demand the transfer of the Principal Tom Mboya.

The parents blamed the School Principal for dismal performance in national examinations.

Prior to this, several parents had transferred their children to other schools.

Security officers from the Ngegu Police Station had to be called in to control the angry parents, who had vowed to camp at the school until their demand was met.

Mr Mboya is also accused of having a poor relationship with his colleagues.

But the principal defended himself against the accusations, instead accusing some of the parents of incitement.

He said he joined the school in 2014, when there was only one building, but out of his good relationship with the National Government Constituency Development Fund, God Bondo now has four new buildings.

He accused the students of not doing enough to excel in the exams.

He said some students reported to the school in Form One with marks as low as 100 in KCPE.

“Over the years, Form One admission has reduced. We have never admitted more than 24. I reported to the school when the population was 74,” he said.

Mr Mboya added that more information about the challenges facing the school had been presented to the Ministry of Education and Teachers Service Commission, which will act accordingly.

Education officials who visited the school said the government would act on the grievances expressed by the parents.

Rangwe quality assurance officer Fredrick Nyauncho said he would write a report about the parents’ demands and forward them to the Ministry of Education.

He received a memorandum from the parents, who listed some of the issues they wanted to be addressed.

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