Dozens of students at Kabianga High in Kericho county were on Monday forced to complete their holiday assignments outside the school’s gate before being admitted for their third term.
Nearly 100 of the 1,530 learners were photographed seated on grass with their books on their laps, a punishment which principal Joash Aloo said would instill discipline.
“We had an Annual General Meeting on August 2 in which parents asked us to find a way to make the students study during holidays,” Aloo explained.
“We agreed to give them assignments that parents will supervise.”
The Principal told the Nation that the assignments were to be undertaken for three hours daily for three weeks during the August holidays.
“Kabianga was once an academic giant so all stakeholders are determined to take it up the chart. We had an agreement on vocational studies; that is why parents and the boys are not complaining about this punishment,” he said.
Aloo said the students were allowed into the school after finishing their assignment.