Maranda high students to mandatory go through drug test during school reopening.

Students at Maranda High School will be required to undergo a mandatory medical examination before attending school.

According to a text message sent to parents and guardians and school management, all students should be tested before attending school on Monday, January 3, 2022.

The decision was made following a meeting of the school’s board of trustees on December 23, which decided students to take exams at a public center or at the National Anti-Drug and Alcohol Authority (NACADA).

“All students must be tested with the necessary medication at home. This must be done at a public health facility or NACADA,” the post read in part.

Students will be tasked with submitting certificates on the opening day. However, Maranda High School noted that the school would conduct a similar follow-up test.

“Later, there will be a random test to be conducted in and out of the school”, one reads in part in the post.

In addition, all students will have to pay compensation of Ksh 5,125 for the construction of a boarding house that burned down on December 5.

Parents will be required to pay full tuition and tuition fees before being returned to school. The school also announced that the students would show up in groups.

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