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THE CUTTING EDGE

4 months ago, 13 July 23:59

DISCIPLINE. As the latest wave of unrest in the schools rages on, with dormitories and other facilities being set ablaze by rogue students, Alnashir Walji is, concerned about what the root cause could be, citing arson, rape and drug abuse as some of the factors contributing to the menace. He poses: “Can't discipline be instilled in the students so that they grow up to become responsible citizens?” The unruly behaviour in schools, Alnashir states, should never be tolerated. His contact is [email protected]

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BAD IDEA. Reacting to the proposal to have a single school uniform, Preyesh Shah wonders whether we still live in a democracy. Preyesh adds: “The school uniform is a mark of identity, almost like the colours of football teams. Would our ministers be okay with wearing a uniform suit? Would they be happy to see senators, governors and MCAs hav-ing the same suit? Where do these hare-brained ideas come from? What is their motivation? Is it another way for someone somewhere to make money? Let schools decide their identity. Let democracy be.” His contact is [email protected]

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UNIFORM IDEA. Keenly following the debate on whether there should be only one uniform for primary and secondary school, Bimal Shah says it actually works quite well in some countries. They include the UK, where public schools have a choice of three colours for trousers, including black or navy blue — and white or blue shirts, but pullovers and neckties can be of difference colours. “With mass production for only three or four colours, the price will definitely come down. We need to think out the box and not just throw out any new suggestions.'' His contact is [email protected]

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TRAFFIC MESS. The introduction by the government of the bus rapid transit system will greatly help to ease congestion and clear the traffic mess in Nairobi, says Jerry Kenyansa. However, Jerry, an official of the Counties Commuter Welfare Association, adds, some additional measures will be required to fully streamline the movement of people and motor vehicles in the city. They include the creation of special lanes for cyclists and others dedicated solely for pedestrians. This, he concludes, is the best way to reduce the congestion in the city. His contact is [email protected]

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DIRTY CITY. The sights and sounds from the World Cup in Russia have been amazing, remarks Charles Jowi, mesmerised by the beautiful stadiums and clean cities. ''Compare these with Nairobi. What about our facilities? The renovation of Nyayo National Stadium looks shoddy. Several stadia countrywide look so bad despite millions spent on repairing them. Corruption and greed have stalled development. Nairobi is dirty and it's high time the county government was disbanded.'' His contact is [email protected]

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THE CUTTING EDGE

4 months ago, 13 July 23:59


DISCIPLINE. As the latest wave of unrest in the schools rages on, with dormitories and other facilities being set ablaze by rogue students, Alnashir Walji is, concerned about what the root cause could be, citing arson, rape and drug abuse as some of the factors contributing to the menace. He poses: “Can't discipline be instilled in the students so that they grow up to become responsible citizens?” The unruly behaviour in schools, Alnashir states, should never be tolerated. His contact is [email protected]

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BAD IDEA. Reacting to the proposal to have a single school uniform, Preyesh Shah wonders whether we still live in a democracy. Preyesh adds: “The school uniform is a mark of identity, almost like the colours of football teams. Would our ministers be okay with wearing a uniform suit? Would they be happy to see senators, governors and MCAs hav-ing the same suit? Where do these hare-brained ideas come from? What is their motivation? Is it another way for someone somewhere to make money? Let schools decide their identity. Let democracy be.” His contact is [email protected]

****

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****

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