Heads of educational institutions should come up with creative ways to keep their students off thoughts of instigating unrest, Siaya County Director of Education Nelson Sifuna has said.
Sifuna, who was speaking at Sirembe secondary school in Gem Sub-County during the institution’s talent search cum cultural event said schools where administration engages students through innovative programmes have enjoyed calm despite the challenges that has rocked some institutions in recent times.
He said that events such as inter-class or inter house competitions and other activities that help students relax should be encouraged in all learning institutions, adding that this could mark the turning point to the indiscipline cases amongst some students.
The school patron, engineer Sam Opot said that the institution introduced the cultural day cum talent search to enable the students explore their hidden talents and, in the process, help ease pressure occasioned by the rigorous academic programme.
Sirembe Secondary School Principal, Henry Ayiro said the talent search cum cultural day would be an annual event.