In Summary
  • Coast regional education coordinator Abdikadir Kike said all school boards in both public and private schools should avail firefighting equipment as a precautionary measure.

  • Speaking to the Nation by phone, Mr Kike urged school heads to be vigilant and report any indiscipline cases to relevant bodies.

  • However, Knut Coast regional member of the executive council Dan Aloo said the government must remit more funds for the purchase of the equipment.

The government has ordered school boards to acquire fire-fighting equipment as Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) demanded more funds for the purchase of the equipment.

Coast regional education coordinator Abdikadir Kike said all school boards in both public and private schools should avail firefighting equipment as a precautionary measure.

Mr Kike said according to the Ministry of Education, it is a requirement that the boards install the equipment.

The coast education boss said they had increased monitoring and surveillance in schools after unrest witnessed in other learning institutions. 

INSPECTION

“We are very alert and we have enhanced school inspections. We are also collaborating with the six county governments at the coast to ensure safety of our children in both day and boarding public and private schools,” he said.

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