A section of leaders and educationists in Nyeri County have opposed calls for the re-introduction of corporal punishment in schools as a remedy for student unrest.
Led by Kieni MP, Kanini Kega, they said parents should instead reclaim their role of inculcating discipline in their children.
Kega’s sentiments were echoed by former Chinga boys Principal Riachi Mang’ara who said the current wave of unrest in schools is a negative trend that should be curbed before it gets out of hand.
Julius Wahome, a Nigeria based Information Technology expert and Sam Wambugu, a US based monitoring and evaluation specialist added that parents and guardians should instill discipline in their children from a young age.
They made the remarks at a Thika hotel during a thanksgiving ceremony in honor of Mang’ara who served as principal of Chinga boys for 20 years.