SIX students of a school in Teso South were expelled at the weekend after they attempted to burn the school. A board meeting of St Monica Chakol Girls Secondary agreed that the students guilty. Some of the girls are in form three while others are in form four.
The board said girls had to be sent home because the offence is serious. Teso South DEO Bonventure Wasikoyo and representatives from the DC's office attended the meeting.
Sources said the students bought petrol and were in the process of mobilising others to join a "worthwhile cause" when the management unearthed the plot. The culprits were said to be unhappy with the efforts being put in place to transform the school into a model institution.
Chakol Girls is a four-streamed school with a population of 800 students. They emerged top in the larger Teso in last year's KCSE exams ahead of Kolanya Girls who took second position. They took second overall position among girls' schools in Busia County behind Nangina Girls and fifth overall in the County.