An headmaster in Kenya identified as Yonah Oyugi was reportedly assaulted by a team of parents over their wards’ results.
According to report, the headmaster of Uradi Primary School in Kisumu West, Kenya is currently nursing injuries sustained as a result of the attack unleashed on him by angry parents.
Kenyans Ke reports that the incident took place during a crucial closed-door meeting with parents and the school officials where the parents were reported to have accused the school of posting poor results after the top student scored 238 out of 500 marks in the 2017 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education.
Of the students who partook in the examination, 27 in number, only four scored over 200, and the last candidate scored 87 marks in 500.
The parents were reported to have also accused the head teacher of insulting them and their children, along with claims that the funds apportioned for student empowerment was being embezzled.
A parent said: “Since he took over in 2010, the school’s performance has continually dropped. In last year’s exams, not even a single student scored the average 250 marks, with the majority scoring below 170 marks.”
The disagreement at the closed-door meeting however degenerated into a fist cuff with the headmaster sustaining several injuries as he was attacked with stones, chairs and other items.