School heads countrywide have been directed not to admit students expelled from other schools over gross misconduct.

The orders were issued on Thursday, January 28, 2021, by Education CS Magoha following a series of arson cases that have rocked learning institutions since reopening earlier this year.

This comes after the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) cautioned students against crime saying their deeds will be reflected on the Certificate of Good Conduct.

“This is to warn every student that the DCI is archiving and consolidating charges that may be preferred to each and every student involved in any crime.

Crime in schools

“Let each student be informed that it will automatically be reflected on the police clearance certificate commonly referred to as Certificate of Good Conduct,” read the statement in part.

The crimes listed include armed and unpeaceful demos, arson, drugs, cyberbullying, assault of any degree, drunkenness, or any reported crime of any kind.

Since they reopened in January, schools have been hit by a wave of violence that has seen a number of students charged in the courts.

Education stakeholders have raised concerns over the trend that some attribute to the 10-month school break forced by the outbreak of Covid-19.