I agree with Murithi Mutiga (Sunday Nation, March 12) on the Alliance High School bullying and add: First, school management and the law should be re-looked into and amendments made to allow management be pooled from outside academia to inject corporate blood into such high schools and universities.
Secondly, the Education Cabinet Secretary should investigate boarding primary schools, mid-level colleges and universities for other forms of bullying — such as forced narcotics peddling and prostitution. That will restore discipline in the education sector shall be once and for all.
Lastly, the CS should legalise his initiatives to ensure continuity since the new government, coming in five months, may not appoint him to the position.
At a school in Nairobi, students are entrusted with looking after one another. Every Form One is allocated a caregiver. The student has a mentor — someone to mind his welfare and inform the authorities of anything unusual about the ‘freshman’.
This way, teachers get the right information about a student’s behaviour quite early and they can rectify him in time, if necessary.
In this school, bullying cannot be perpetrated by students against their peers because they regard one another as brothers.
VERONICA ONJORO, Mombasa.