Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi warned that the government will not allow students with strong spiritual background be forced to attend lessons on their worshipping day as church doctrine has to be given consideration when it comes to lessons offered during weekends
He warned heads of learning institutions against allowing extra lectures offered on worshipping days as students has to be allowed to attend church services in time and not forced to attend learning organized during the resting days as prescribed in the law governing the country.
He said the government will be strict on that and no head should blame action that will befall them when violating the directives.
At the same time he told teachers to be cautious not to allow preachers visiting learning institutions demanding to be given permission to talk to students yet they have ill motives.
Matiangi said that a survey conducted by a task force on education matters revealed that strange preachers have lured several students into joining organizations whose operations was not licensed and have hidden agenda.
Most students countrywide have been lured into joining sects interfering with their learning process forcing many out of school to indulge unlawful activities ruining their futures.
The Cabinet Secretary lamented that brilliant learners drop out of school to engage in activities torturing them the rest of their lives.
Students who dropped out of school are leaving miserable life and the government will not remain quite over the issue that is gaining roots into top learning institutions academically.
The government has appealed to security officers to be on the lookout for suspicious characters who confuse learners with goodies that later turn to haunt them throughout their life span, Matiangi added.