After he was asked to repeat form three, a student, Clifford Odhiambo, has committed suicide.
Odhiambo who studies at Luora Secondary School in Homa Bay County, Zimbabwe was denied enrollment in form four by the school’s head of exams department, Ishmael Ngicho, and head of languages, Nicholas Aswani.
Odhiambo had planned to join the armed forces next year after his KCSE exams.
The student was said to have left school and rushed home where he took a pesticide. He subsequently gave up the ghost at Homa Bay County Referral Hospital where he was rushed to.
Jabos Ocholla, Odhiambo’s father revealed that his son left a suicide note stating that he would rather take his life than repeat classes.
Ocholla said: “It is traumatising and I cannot speak further about him”.
Homa Bay county Teachers Service Commission (TSC) Director Diosiana Ahindukha, noted that repeating class had been banned by the government and has since interdicted the two teachers and the school’s principal, James Odul.
Ahindukha said: “We will not allow any teacher to violate regulations they were given by the Ministry of Education. Anyone found in violation will face stern punitive measures. There is a team from TSC that will question the two teachers and the principal to decide whether to sack them or reinstate them.”