Forget Half Term and Condensed Term Dates, Here are the Real Causes of School Upheavals
*THE “KABABA/MTOTO WANGU /KAMAMI/MUM/MAMA/DADII/GENERATION” THAT HAS BEEN BROUGHT UP WITHOUT DISCIPLINE*
The “kababa” generation is fully grown up now and they were never taught how to take “NO” for an answer. Always got what they wanted.
This is the same group that was burning down schools, now they are out in the world slaughtering each other in the name of love, yet love is kind, love is patient and keeps no record of wrong.
The “Kababa generation” has gone through schooling with no punishment. “Piga mtoto wangu utaniona”, is what we hear in parent-teachers meetings and in the estates neighbour to neighbour quarrels.
It is the generation that the girl child is more empowered than the boy child, yet we expect them to compete at the same levels.
Boys are teaching themselves how to become men instead of being taught by responsible men what it means to be a real man.
The mums never let them interact with the dad or uncles or male relatives because “walikosana na baba”, or had beef with in-laws or feel the uncles are too hard on her “kababa”, my munchkin, my king, my babe, my love, my man in the house and all those fancy false titles.
This is the generation where they throw tantrums and cry for the remote control “mpe mtoto remote awatch cartoon* no news since the ‘kababa’ is watching BenTen.
Visitors can go watch Television at their place anyway. “Kaa kwa hio kiti ingine hio ni ya “kababa”. He/she controls everything in the house🤔
Electronics are what parents are using to make their children calm. To cover for their short comings in parenting or allow them “work” and make money.
What happened to the old ways of bringing up children? How were we brought up ourselves? Were we not loved by our parents when they were deemed hard on us?
Where did we throw the teaching from the Holy Book; Spare the rod; Spoil the child?
He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.
It is only in this generation where a father has no moral obligation of punishing their son in fear of breaking a “relationship (utafanya watoto wakuogope ukishinda ukiwasomea or kuwapiga) is the common statement.
The Writer is a popular educationist.
Resolutions made During the Just Concluded Stakeholders Meeting on Managing Unrest in Schools:
✓Value cleanliness, hygiene and clean environment
✓Enforcement and cultivation of discipline culture
✓Open door policy
✓MBWA ( Management By Walking Around)
✓Open communication channels
✓Functional suggestion boxes
✓Be conscious of Cultism
✓Enforcement of positive discipline.
✓Thorough inspection as students report to school plus Patrols
✓Build working teams
✓Well cooked food, well served
✓Teachers can also eat the food once in a while(suggestion)
✓Guide students Council
✓Intelligence collection mechanism
✓Engage credible security guards/induct them
✓Vibrant and visionary Bom
✓Teachers to undertake their duties professionally
✓Teachers observe code of conduct, code of ethics (dressing, language)
✓Induct and mentor deputies
✓Reinforce G n C“`