Police in Garissa have been engaged in running battles with rowdy students from County High school who are protesting among other issues, poor performance displayed in last year’s KCPE examinations.
The police were forced to use teargas to disperse the students who had caused traffic snarl up along Kismayu road, while others threw stones at motorists.
The students are demanding for the transfer of the school principal alleging that the performance of the school had continuously dropped since his entry three years ago.
“It is unfortunate that our school was one of those that performed dismally in last year’s KCSE exams. We had less than ten percent of our students go to the university and we blame all this to our school principal,” said one of the students who requested anonymity for fear of victimization.
“It is said that for a school to post good results, then it must have a good leader or principal for that matter who has good management skills. Unfortunately in our school our principal has done little to either maintain or even improve our results,” another student said.
A Multi- agency team from the security and education officials engaging the students in a dialogue to find solutions of their grievances outside the county commissioner’s after calm did not want to comment on the matter.