By Makoma Musyoka
Kathiani Boys High School Principal, Nicholas Nyaga has asked parents and teachers to cooperate in instilling discipline among children and help police officers to fight against drugs and illicit brew, which he say Drug abuse among students is a major challenge facing most secondary schools in the County.
This comes after a Form Two student in the school, was arrested with 4 rolls of Bhang recently while returning to school from mid-term.
Speaking to Education News in his office, Nyaga said the government agencies alone cannot win the fight and urged parents to take their responsibility seriously by taking a special interest in their children and discuss with them on serious matters such as education, sex and drugs.
“Drugs have no place in any school in this country; let us join hands to prevent the problem so that we can improve our students’ achievement and behavior. We have to provide them with the educational foundation to build successful and independent lives,” said the principal.
Nyaga also asked security agents in the County to be extra vigilant in order to ensure any channels used by drug peddlers is curbed. He called on parents to invest more in their children for a better future.
Education standards in Machakos County which has been performing well in exams has been going down over the years. In some schools which previously were perceived as academic giants posted poor results in last year’s KCSE examinations.