Kaboong School Expels 29 Students Over Strike

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Fr. Raphael Loberei, the Chairperson BOG Jubilee Senior Secondary School, says the punishment is to teach a lesson to students to observe discipline while at school.

The management of Jubilee Senior Secondary School Karenga in Kaabong district has expelled 29 students indefinitely for their alleged involvement in a violent strike. The school board of governors gave the students marching orders on Monday following the suspension of the senior 2 and senior 4 classes for two weeks.
 
 
URN has learnt that 24 of the affected students are senior 4 and six candidates while the others are from S.1 - 2. The students rose up to protest the change of entertainment time from night to day. They smashed window panes in the senior one dormitory and destroyed other school property like desks.  They also reportedly threatened the lives of five teachers who conduct preps.  
 
 
Charles Ceaser Opolot, the head teacher Jubilee Senior Secondary School has confirmed the expulsion of the students. He says the candidates will be allowed to write their final examinations under police escort.   The expulsion of the students hasn't gone down well with some parents.

 
Patrick Teko, whose son was suspended, says the punishment is too harsh. He notes that management should have considered other options other than expelling the students.


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Peter Ngeleche, a Senior six student offering Physics, Economics and Mathematics is already worried about his final performance.


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Fr. Raphael Loberei, the Chairperson BOG Jubilee Senior Secondary School, says the punishment is to teach a lesson to students to observe discipline while at school. 



Jubilee Karenga Senior Secondary School is Catholic Founded.