In Summary
  • Many noted that they shopped for their children in advance in readiness for opening day.
  • They said that when they turned up for admission on Monday, they were told the section would not be opened.
  • They therefore camped at the main gate of the primary section, demanding that area MP Kipsengeret Koross fulfill his promise to open it.
  • Mr Cosmas Sambu, a representative of the parents, said the ministry gave the primary school board the green light for the secondary section.

Parents paralysed learning at Koilsir Primary School in Kericho County on Tuesday during their protest against the delayed opening of the secondary section.

Many noted that they shopped for their children in advance in readiness for opening day.

CAMP

They said that when they turned up for admission on Monday, at the institution in Soin-Sigowet Sub-county, they were told the section would not be opened after all.

The parents' protests began last Friday, the day when the secondary section was to be officially opened.

They therefore camped at the main gate of the primary section, demanding that the Education ministry address them and that area MP Kipsengeret Koross fulfill his promise to open the school.

About 750 primary schools pupils were sent home indefinitely on day two of their return from the holidays.

Also turned away were 34 enthusiastic Form One students who were to make up the first class at Koilsir Secondary School.

GREEN LIGHT

Mr Cosmas Sambu, a representative of the parents, said the ministry gave the primary school board the green light for the secondary section.

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