Angry students at Nkhunga Community Day Secondary School in Nkhotakota have destroyed property worth K1.7 million following disagreements with school authorities.
Information from the school’s head teacher, Mrs. Bertha Chiphazi Kapida indicates that on April 1, 2019 the school was to start administering end of second term examinations to both day and open students.
According to Nkhunga Police Public Relations Officer Ignatius Esau, disagreements erupted when it transpired that the students were to provide for their own answer sheets due to stationary shortfall which the school was experiencing.
“The students were angered with this development and they went on rampage stoning class and administration blocks, kitchen, laboratory and girl’s hostels resulting in the damage of 306 pane glasses, two doors, four electronic sockets and more,” Esau said.
“As if that was not enough, the students also set ablaze the head teachers maize field.”
He said after dispersing the angry students, police arrested two students for questioning.
Meanwhile, Nkhunga police has condemned the student’s actions with an appeal to give dialogue a chance whenever they are rocked in such a scenario.