Nkhoma Community Day Secondary school has been closed indefinitely following riots by students at the school on Sunday.
The students went on rampage destroying school property including windows for all class room blocks, staff room and the office of the deputy head teacher in protest of what the students call “infringing policies” by the school’s new deputy head teacher.
Nkhoma Synod General Secretary Vasco Kachipapa described the incident as unfortunate saying the policies were to help the students improve after noting that they were not producing good results.
Kachipapa said the deputy head teacher introduced extra study schedules for the students in a quest to improve their results.
“But they thought he was working against them and they rioted. The most disappointing thing is the fact that they also went to neighbouring William Murry Secondary School where they smashed about 262 windows,” Kachipapa said.
He said the date for the reopening of the school will be decided after consulting with the Ministry of Education Science and Technology upon assessment of the damage and finding the way forward.
Ministry of Education spokesperson Rebecca Phwitiko said she can only comment on the matter tomorrow