Embu Senator to introduce bill to scrap boarding schools

A section of legislators want the government to abolish boarding schools and review the curriculum to introduce ethic studies.

Embu Senator Njeru Ndwiga says he plans to introduce a bill in the senate to push for the scrapping of boarding schools with a view of inculcating discipline and good values as children will not lack parental guidance.

Speaking at Embu County day secondary school during the commissioning of a multipurpose hall, Ndwiga called on the ministry to review its policy with the view of scrapping boarding schools and change the curriculum to include ethic studies in the day schools to empower students and end corruption.

He says he plans to present a bill in Parliament with the view of abolishing boarding schools. Sharing similar sentiments Manyatta MP, John Muchiri supported the proposal pointing out that a majority of parents were using boarding schools to abdicate their parental, responsibilities.

However Embu KNUT Executive secretary Josphat Kathome opposed the proposal saying the ministry needs to set up a committee to probe the reason behind unrest in schools.

Kathome said that scrapping of boarding schools will be big blow to national cohesion and integration among young Kenyans.


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