Parents in Njoro have blocked the reopening of a school in the area in protest of its perpetual dismal performance.
Tiritagoi Primary School’s over 600 pupils did not report to school as other schools all over the country opened, as parents sought an explanation for its below par performance in last year’s national examinations.
“Since 2012, the school has been performing dismally. It has never had a mean score of above 200, yet the management cannot even call for a meeting to chart the way forward,” a parent lamented.
The school’s man score in last year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education was 162.
Elsewhere is Homabay County, parents blocked Suna Primary School headteacher from accessing the school after the school posted a mean score of 213 in KCPE last year.
“We cannot sit and watch as one man kills a school that gave us the foundation of what we are today. If the TSC is not ready to give us a new headteacher, then we will do without one,” said a protester.