KABIANGA HIGH SCHOOL ON THE SPOT OVER THE SUSPENSION OF 17 FORM FOUR SDA STUDENTS WHO REFUSED TO SIT FOR EXAMS ON A SABBATH
Kericho County Education Director Zachary Mutwiri has recalled 17 form, four students, at Kabianga High School who had been suspended by the school for refusing to sit for exams.
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Speaking to The Standard Digital, Mr Mutwiri confirmed that four out of the seventeen suspended form four students at Kabianga High School had already reported back to school.
This move follows the threat by Atheists in Kenya Society to sue Kabianga High School in case the suspension would not be revoked in seven days.
The Atheist Society had given the principal a seven-day ultimatum lest they seek legal redress on the matter.
The seventeen students were suspended for refusing to sit for exams on a Sabbath.
The students through their lawyer also took sides with the Atheists Society in Kenya by giving the school a seven-day ultimatum to allow them to go back to school and continue with their studies.
According to the two dissenting voices, the constitution allows freedom of worship therefore no one should be incriminated for observing the Sabbath.
Defending the Kabianga High school’s action, the principal said that he had expected the students to be sane enough to sit for the exams on Saturday since they do not have any religious activities during the sabbath.
According to the school’s programme, the students do not do anything on Saturdays from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. The question is, what was wrong with the students sitting for exams between 5.00 a.m. and 7.30 a.m?