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School principals urged to end student unrest

Wednesday August 8 2018

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Delegates listen to a presentation during the African Confederation of Principals conference at Pride Inn hotel in Mombasa on August 8, 2018. PHOTO | LABAN WALLOGA | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

WINNIE ATIENO
By WINNIE ATIENO
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Secondary school principals have been asked to rein in indiscipline students as hundreds of schools are rocked by chaos.

Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development chief executive Julius Jwan said school heads should be effective managers by ensuring activities run smoothly.

"They know the challenges they are facing so they should provide solutions to the issues," Dr Jwan said during the 10th African Confederation of Principals conference in Mombasa on Wednesday.

Dr Jwan said if head teachers cultivate a good relationship with their students they will be able to notice inappropriate behaviour.

This comes at a time when more than 100 schools have been hit by student unrest.

"As school managers, the teachers are required to take charge of schools and detect cases of indiscipline early enough," he said.

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Recently, an MP suggested the reintroduction of corporal punishment to instil discipline.