Editor's Review

  • Education CS Prof George Magoha has demanded justice for a child who was chased away from school by a teacher because he owed Sh400. The pupil missed his KCPE exams.

Education Cabinet Secretary wants disciplinary action taken against a deputy headteacher who sent a KCPE candidate home while exams were underway.

According to reports by the Nation, the pupil was sent home by the deputy headteacher since he had not paid for money meant to fund the school's feeding program.

The candidate missed his composition paper an action that has angered the Education CS. Magoha has written to the Teachers Service Commission to take action against the teacher.

Speaking on Thursday Magoha reminded teachers that President Uhuru Kenyatta had warned against sending learners home regardless of the situation.

Magoha's Statement

“I want to inform the nation that there was a very unfortunate incident in Kitui where a child was taken out of the examination room and sent home. We hope that the teacher who had the audacity to cause this child to miss English Composition paper will be severely disciplined by the Teachers Service Commission," Magoha said.

"We as the Ministry of Education shall ensure justice is done for that child. That child shall be graded without that Composition because it was not the child’s fault," the CS said on Thursday in Kisumu. You recall that His Excellency the President has directed that any child who presents himself or herself to the examination centre, must be allowed to take the examination. All other things that can be discussed later," he continued.

The student owed the school Ksh400 and was sent home which is a distance of 7KM to collect the money from his ailing grandmother.